Tips to find some work life balance and avoid burnout. (How to Avoid Burnout | Project Eve http://t.co/NzkhPMDTgo)
Rest...Refreshment...Rhythm...the 3 R's that help to ensure that Life's high demands don't burn you out.
If you work constantly and never take a reprieve, you will not only be exhausted; lack of rest can lead to lack of motivation or even depression. Your mind, body and spirit need to have some down time.
Distraction does not equal refreshment. "In today’s world of technological toys, it is very easy to escape the worries of the day" by checking email, texting or switching on the television. These activities are so passive that we may think of them as a way to relax, but they aren't; these sorts of distractions do not refresh you.
Constantly reacting to things is unproductive and draining. Some days it seems that all you do is put out one fire after another. Often times, this is unavoidable. But constantly putting out fires (i.e. reacting) indicates a symptom of poor planning. Try to carve out time each day for certain activities, setting a rhythm for the week. Note: Your schedule should include planned time off.
Our busy world often demands over-activity. But we don't need to buy into that. Be your own advocate, and find a balance that works for you.