If you work in human services you are likely to be aware of the negative effect burn-out can have on yourself or your colleagues.
On the abc.net.au website Kathy Graham has written of 10 top stress busters. I like her recommendations.
Learn some simple relaxation or meditation techniques.
Do something every day that gives you pleasure.
At work, avoid unreasonable deadlines and minimise boring or repetitive work.
Leave work as early as your workplace allows.
Don't regularly take work home.
Say 'no' more often.
Get colleagues and family members to help with burdensome tasks.
Talk to a doctor, counsellor, friend or religious adviser.
Postpone major life changes, such as moving house or changing jobs, until you're feeling better.
Learn positive self-talk.
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Stay strong, stable and connected to each other,