Skip to content

Blogs, Posts, & Press Events

Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Burnout

Do you often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, irritable, and emotionally drained? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you might be experiencing burnout, a state of chronic stress that affects many hard-working individuals in today’s fast-paced world. 

Burnout has the potential to influence every area of your life, from your sleep to your diet to the way you show up in your career and relationships. 

And while burnout might seem easy enough to identify, left untreated, its chronic impact is far-reaching. Research shows that burnout is a major contributing factor to stress related illness such as heart disease and hypertension, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic inflammation, and even feelings of worthlessness. 
As a lifestyle guide and mindset coach, I’ve witnessed firsthand the detrimental effects of burnout on people’s lives. In this blog, I’ll share with you the top five ways to eliminate burnout and regain a sense of balance and fulfillment.

Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Burnout

1. Prioritize Rest as Part of Your Self-Care Routine

The very first step towards eliminating burnout is prioritizing rest. 

We aren’t designed to be sleep deprived and under prolonged stress. If you’re not sleeping well, make as much time as you can to simply rest. 

I know, I know: you’ve probably heard this phrase used a hundred times. But in my experience, hearing something again and again is usually a clear indication that the lesson hasn’t been learned (yet). 

So here’s the truth: self-care is not a luxury. Rest is not a luxury. It’s a necessity for your overall health. 
Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as exercising, baking, reading, spending time in nature, or learning a new skill. By nourishing your mind, body, and soul, you replenish your energy reserves and build resilience to stress.

2. Establish Boundaries

Setting clear boundaries is crucial in preventing burnout.  You must carve out time to recharge and create some boundaries with the people and events in your life to allow you to find your balance once again.

Now, you might be thinking, “I’m not a very assertive person. Telling people ‘no’ or ‘I don’t want to’ brings me more stress than the stress I’m trying to escape!”.

Be honest with those around you.  

Let them know you are burned out and will need to prioritize your rest and recovery. You’ll be surprised how supportive people in your life will be! 

A response such as, “I appreciate the invite, but I need to rest and recharge this week,” or, “I appreciate this is important to you, and I promise I will be there in other ways—but I just really need some downtime right now.” 

It’s possible to still demonstrate kindness while establishing boundaries and being assertive. 

Learn to say no to tasks or commitments that overwhelm you, and be self-assured in communicating your limits to others. 

By doing so, you create space for self-care, recharge your batteries, and regain control over your time and energy. 

Remember: it’s okay to prioritize yourself and your well-being.

3. Practice Mindfulness

Incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine can be a game-changer when it comes to combating burnout. 

Mindfulness, defined as ‘the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something’, helps you stay present, observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment, and reduce stress. 

Take a few moments with each task, each event, each person you spend time with and ask: 

Is this good for my energy, or is this draining my energy? 

Does this bring value to my life?  

Just the practice of being mindful, or observing yourself, will shift how you choose to spend your time and who you engage with. Soon enough, you’ll only make the smarter choices based on what brings you peace, joy and fulfillment. 

As you do this, you create a long term plan for how to include mindfulness in every aspect of your life.

Seems easier said than done. Start small, with conscientious activities like journaling (even just a few paragraphs), and take note of what felt right and what didn’t. 

Include other activities to relax and recharge, like gentle stretching to relieve tension in the body, watching a sunset, or reading a chapter of a good book.

By cultivating mindfulness, you enhance your ability to manage stress and find inner peace.

4. Seek Support

You don’t have to face burnout alone. 

Too many people have the false opinion that burnout means they’ve failed, underperformed, or just can’t ‘handle’ the stressors of daily life. 

Wrong! If anything, burnout is a sign that you’ve been working incredibly hard!

Reach out to your support network, whether it’s family, friends, or a trusted mentor. Share your feelings, concerns, and experiences with them, and let them inside your world. Their empathy and guidance can provide you with fresh perspectives, practical advice, and a sense of belonging. 

Doing this will also bring you closer as you allow people to feel needed, allowing them to surprise you with how loving and supportive they can be.

For those who want to take their growth a step further, consider seeking professional help from life or success coach who can provide you with personalized strategies to overcome burnout and truly thrive.

5. Create a Life-Aligned Plan

Finally, to eliminate burnout in the long term, it’s necessary to align your life with your values, passions, and purpose. 

Unsure of what your next move should be? Take time to reflect on what truly matters to you and what brings you fulfillment. 

Once you have a shortlist of items that bring you joy, create a plan that integrates these elements into your daily life. It could be as straightforward as carving out time each weekend to explore a new nature trail or having lunch with your significant other every Friday.

By aligning your actions with your aspirations, you’ll experience a renewed sense of inner peace and fulfillment, shielding you from burnout.

Next Steps: Discover Your Life Blocks

If you’re ready to dive deeper into understanding your personality, tendencies, and passions, I invite you to take the Life Block Quiz.

This FREE personality quiz will help you gain valuable insights into your unique strengths and areas for growth. 

The Life Block Quiz will highlight what might be going on in your subconscious that causes you to feel highly stressed and provides a roadmap to your inner journey of better health, happiness, and success.

Created with elements from Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, and The 5 Love Languages, The Life Block Quiz is designed to help you embark on a transformative journey toward living a life aligned with your truest self (without burning out).

Remember: burnout is not a permanent state. 

With the right strategies and support, you can eliminate burnout, cultivate resilience, and create a life that brings you joy, fulfillment, and success. 


Connect With Us:

More Posts


Ronda is a Peak Performance Coach focusing on Life Coaching and the Mental Wellbeing of Athletes in her practice. She is also contracted through a large Division 1 University program to work with their athletes as a mental coach. She specializes in fear, pressure, adversity, uncertainty, removing obstacles, anxiety, doubt, recovering from injuries or setbacks, and identity beyond a sport or a role. She provides a proactive approach to the mental health of athletes and teams on wellbeing and the mental side of the game. Ronda is also an accomplished athlete herself and spent five seasons as a head coach for a Professional Women’s Hockey team in the Premier Hockey Federation, and is a scout for the Nashville Predators of the NHL.

Ronda’s education includes undergraduate studies in Psychology, a Masters in School Counseling and post graduate certifications in Applied Positive Psychology, The R.E.W.I.R.E. Mindset Systemᵀᴹ, and is certified as an Applied Positive Psychology coach, specializing in Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, Teamwork and Collaboration. While Ronda has specialized in the athletic mindset, she is passionate about helping any person wanting to uncover what is possible and learn to use their mind as an asset for reaching their full potential.


Sylvia Halligan is a mind-body mental agility and change management coach. She helps organizations successfully lead and navigate change, make it stick, and empower individuals to transform into flourishing, thriving beings. Her personal coaching practice incorporates a blend of eastern philosophy practices backed by western science. Interventions include guided visualization, hypnosis, breath work, embodiment, energy psychology, positive psychology, and neuroscience.

Sylvia is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), holds certifications in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) and Applied Positive Psychology Coaching (CAPP), and is an ICF credentialed Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is also a Prosci-Certified Change Management Practitioner and certified in The R.E.W.I.R.E. Mindset Systemᵀᴹ. Specialties: Leading organizations through change and making it stick. Guiding individual change journeys through holistic mind-body coaching. Teaching people to thrive, not just survive.


Anjali is a Holistic Health & Positive Psychology Pracitioner. As a naturally intuitive, compassionate, and deeply empathetic coach, Anjali creates an environment for her clients that allows them to truly understand the connection of how the mind and body coexist and relate to one another. Assisting clients in understanding the mind & body connection, how blocked emotions can reappear in emotional patterning or physical alignments in the body, and aids in healing through the use of various techniques, including The R.E.W.I.R.E. Mindset Systemᵀᴹ.

Anjali holds degrees in Communications and an MBA, along with post graduate degrees and certifications in Applied Positive Psychology, Integrative Holistic Health Coaching and Breathwork.ᵀᴹ


Marjolein is a trainer, facilitator and coach, specializing in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. In her individual coaching practice, Marjolein works with people to educate and empower them with the tools from Positive Psychology, Self Compassion and Emotional Intelligence. Her work with corporations includes embedding innovative, human-centric mindset coaching, training and facilitation. She’s a Senior Leadership Facilitator for THNK, The School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam, Netherlands where she develops global leaders in international corporations to unlock their full potential in leading themselves, and others, for greater impact.

Marjolein holds certifications in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) and is an Applied Positive Psychology coach. She is also trained in Self Compassion, through the thought leader in this space, Kristen Neff, and is certified in The R.E.W.I.R.E. Mindset Systemᵀᴹ. Marjolein holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences and Post Graduate degrees in Management and Positive Psychology.