2. Prioritise self-care
Self-care is important, but many people have the wrong idea of what it means. It’s not a pampering session at a spa, a fancy dinner or an exotic vacation.
True self-care – that has a lasting positive effect on mental health – is much more basic, deliberate and consistent.
It includes good digital device hygiene, a consistent sleep routine, eating well, socialising and engaging with others and making time for hobbies and interests outside work.
Prioritising self-care, especially when life is stressful, is essential for recovery from, and prevention of, future burnout.