There are ways to manage and prevent burnout. Just as there are ways to manage work-related stress.
These are some of the positive steps you can take to manage stress and reduce the risk of workplace burnout.
Connect with others: face-to-face conversations with others are calming and relieve stress.
Put time into developing your relationships with your partner, children, friends and others in your community.
Take time to develop friendships with your workmates.
Do something positive for others by volunteering or taking part in community activities in support of a good cause.
Try to maintain a positive frame of mind, avoid negative thoughts and negative people.
Look for the positive aspects of your work and its contribution to society.
Focus on achieving a realistic work-life balance. Focus on those aspects of your life that give you joy (even if you do hate your job!)
Take time out: enjoy a holiday, even if it is just staying at home and doing things that give you joy or satisfaction. If you can take sick-leave take it. If you have to take time out and you can afford it, take time off without pay. Strive for balance. Your health and well-being are more important than money.