We've discussed how dangerous burnout can be and what you can do about it in the past. If you need a simple refresher, this infographic from the folks at The Simple Dollar does a great job of distilling the basics into an easy-to-read visual.
This infographic does a great job of outlining some common symptoms of burnout, like depression, insomnia and frequent illness. It leaves off resentment, but that could be a cause and not so much a symptom.
Either way, once you've recognised the signs of depression, the infographic does have some concrete suggestions for you, namely making sure you get enough sleep each night, working out and making it a habit, and remembering to take your breaks and holidays. That last tip is one we can't overstate enough; breaks and holidays are critical, and they give you a chance to recharge, cool off, and slowly recover from the building fatigue and resentment that comes with any job, even if you love what you do.
How do you keep burnout at bay? Is it all about taking holidays at the right time, or do you have another technique that has served you well? Let's hear it in the comments below.
6 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout [The Simple Dollar]