Setting limits/boundaries, re-prioritizing one’s schedule, and stress management techniques are all way to decrease the chance of experiencing burn-out. You can avoid mental burns out by ensuring that what you do remains fun: There is a limit to your mental energy and you should respect that. As you get better at what you do, people may want increasing amounts of time, and will reply on you more and more.
It is easy for commitments to get bigger; people tend to be quite happy to consume other people’s mental resources without worrying about the consequences. You must learn to say “No” to commitments that you do not want to take on, otherwise you will be in severe danger of burning out as you become unhappy with your situation.
Signs of Burn Out
If you feel that you are in danger of burning out, or are not enjoying what you do, the…
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