Burnout is when your mind and body have been under stress for an extended period of time causing extreme fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, and feelings of inadequacy, and/or frustration. You may feel a lack of control over your life and experience anxiety and insomnia. Performing routine tasks is suddenly overwhelming and your thresh- old for stress becomes very low. Physical symptoms can include chest pains, stomach aches, headaches or intestinal issues. Burnout is your body sending the message that you urgently need to rest, and it will really force you to do so as you discover you suddenly can’t function the way you want to. Avoid burnout by watching for warning signs and taking preventative measures ASAP. Denying that you need to take a break and trying to power through just increases the damage.