Whether you recognize the warning signs of potential burnout or are already past the breaking point, trying to push through exhaustion and continuing as you have been will only cause further emotional and physical damage. Now is the time to pause and change direction by learning how you can help yourself overcome burnout and feel healthy and positive again. Connection Invest in close relationships Be more sociable with coworkers Limit contact with negative people Volunteer for a cause or community group that is meaningful to you. Practice gratitude Priorities Learn to say "no" to requests on your time. Take a daily break from technology Be creative; art, hobby project Make time for relaxation. Get plenty of sleep Work Find value in what you do. Maintain work/life balance. Make friends at work. Take time off. Health Make exercise a priority. Eat a healthy diet - minimize sugar and refined carbs, reduce high intake of food that impact mood (caffeine, trans fats). Eat more Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, flaxseed, walnuts) Avoid nicotine Drink alcohol in moderation.