Sometimes you need to be able to relax and unwind at home after work, and when you can't do that because of social engagements or other things that you have to get done, it can lead you to feeling burned out. Bustle and Sharon Kaslassi, account executive of of Blonde 2.0, says that there are ways to combat burnout if you feel it coming on.

  • Say "No" to new social engagements or favors that you know will have you spread even more thin than you already are. Give yourself a night off to hang out in your underpants and watch a movie! Unplug and let yourself fully relax for an evening.
  • Change your routine if you can because that can keep you from getting bored with the same-old, same-old. Talk to your superior at work about taking on new and different tasks, consider going to the gym after work instead of before work like you have been doing. Making small changes can help you feel better.
  • Quit if all else fails and you think the only way to feel better mentally is to move on to another job or career field entirely. You're not doing your employer any favors if you work yourself to death in a position that you resent, so if you can afford to make the change, make the change!

Getting burned out can hurt you both physically and mentally, and taking care of yourself should be your first priority. So if you recognize that you're feeling burned out, take the steps that you need to in order to start feeling better.

(via Bustle)