Managing stress and burn out go together. Try to think about things that cause stress in life like no sleep, deadlines at work, schedule changes, relationships with family and friends, being sick, and others. Eventually this stress will cause you to feel burned out if you are not dealing with it. Learning to deal with stress in the right ways will give you the advantage over stressful situations. The world would not be stress free and all people are stressed in some way. Stress does not have to be an issue in your life. The way to ensure this is to handle it before it gets too serious. Stress is the way your body reacts to demands. Stress can be positive and the adrenaline that comes from it will give you a boost of energy. It can also make you tired and drained emotionally and physically. Being burned out is a consequence of not being able to deal with stress on a regular basis in life. The result is a feeling of not being able to help yourself and having no hope. You may become tired, sick, have low feelings, or not have much of a self esteem. The symptoms of one who is on the way to being burned out should start to learn ways to deal with it. These symptoms are headaches, mood swings, not sleeping, sleeping too much, stomach problems, fast pulse, many times of being tired, biting down with your jaw, not able to concentrate, being depressed, and walking with your head hung. Good ways to deal with burnout are important to a person’s physical and mental welfare. You might try to: 1. Get Rid Of the “swimming upstream” Attitude – When stressed, do not move toward drugs, alcohol, or food. Sugar is not a good idea either. It may help you to have a boost of energy but, it will not last very long. Vitamins can help to change your mood and those harmful things can cause more stress. Caffeine will cause the body to goes faster and alcohol will cause it to go slower. Each of these things will make the stress worse. Stop thinking about swimming upstream. It causes you to work too hard for nothing. For more info see http://www.stressmanagementmethods.com/Stress_Management_Program/ on Stress Management Program. 2. Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose – start dealing with the stress in your life by following things that are good for you. Stop the bad thoughts and get rid of the tightness and tension of the body. Think about the situation and decide if it is important enough to even think about at all. Ask yourself realistic questions and give yourself the same type of answers. Then you will need to figure out how to react to the stress in a good way and know that you have the choice to be positive instead of negative when faced with stress. Being successful in dealing with stress and being burned out will give you the chance to practice the activities listed above that will help you to remove energy from your emotions and body and help you to deal with stress in life in positive ways.