• What are your early warning signs?
  • Do you need to make adjustment…to your work? to your personal care strategies?
  • Become aware of your needs, limitations, emotions and resources
  • Practice: self-monitoring and self-empathy
  • Identify the impact of work: emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually

Recognise your own needs. It is OK to ask for and to get help!



  • What are your activities of work play and rest? Is anything out of balance?
  • Demonstrate unconditional compassion for yourself
  • Do you need to limit exposure to traumatic information outside work i.e. consider what TV you watch?
  • How might you manage work to restore and replenish balance?
  • How do you preserve empathetic connection with self-preserving distance in your work?
  • Can you introduce proactive steps to prevent/mitigate burnout?
  • When confronted with occupational stress tend and befriend rather than fight or flight.


Friendships, relationships and connections as well as participation in fun ensures that we have regular respite. This helps us maintain a real-life perspective.

  • How do you maintain connection to yourself, others, and something larger?
  • How do you counter isolation (especially when you feel anti-social) or does isolation restore you?
  • Develop and maintain a variety of positive relationships – may be worth considering these outside of your working environment

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