As you drift off to sleep at night, do you struggle to stop the mental loop about what you need to do tomorrow? Do you have trouble shutting off thoughts about the coming weekend’s line up? Well, you’re not alone.
“Burnout is a global epidemic,” says Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post (now HuffPost), CEO of startup Thrive Global and a reformed workaholic on a mission to help people around the world enhance their well-being, performance, purpose and create a healthier relationship with technology in today's "always on" culture.
The idea that burnout is the price we have to pay for success, Huffington warns, is not the recipe for good health, for good relationships or even for success itself, really. (And she’d know, having once had a health scare stemming from work-related exhaustion.) Huffington believes the key to thriving in work and life is prioritizing your own well-being, which includes knowing when to unplug and recharge — literally and figuratively. Here is her advice for recognizing the signs of burnout, and the small shifts in mindset and behavior that can help you course-correct.