Top 10 Ways to Prevent Burnout

  1. Practice self-care by balancing responsibility with time for relaxation, enjoyable activities and getting enough sleep.
  2. Set appropriate and reasonable limits and set attainable goals.
  3. Build and utilize your support system for practical and emotional support.
  4. Pay attention to maladaptive thoughts that may “contribute” to feeling burnout.
  5. Take regular breaks throughout the day to free your mind and stretch your body.
  6. Reward yourself for your accomplishments.
  7. Learn effective ways to cope with stress. Try Biofeedback at the Staff & Faculty Counseling Center.
  8. Practically and constructively share your needs and concerns with your supervisor.
  9. Reexamine your work process, work priorities and discover ways to work smarter.
  10. Practice flexibility when dealing with multitasking and interruptions. 

The Staff & Faculty Counseling Center can help you learn how to incorporate these elements in your life. For a free and confidential consultation with one of our counselors, please call and schedule an appointment at 310-351-6259.


Campus Human Resources, Staff and Faculty Counseling Center
Phone: (310) 794-0245 | Fax: (310) 794-0251