Burnout is complex!
Preventing burnout requires a shift from a symptoms-only approach to a causes-also approach.
The self-help world tends to oversimplify burnout by focusing on the main symptom of it, exhaustion and suggesting individual-based fixes such as yoga, short holidays and meditation. You can do yoga, go for a nice staycation and meditate to get a handle on certain types of stress, but you can’t yoga or meditate your way out of burnout.
Why? Because burnout is caused by factors that yoga, short break and meditation can’t fix, and most only address the symptoms, not the causes of burnout.
Even though burnout is complex, the tools and frameworks individuals, teams and leaders need to prevent it are not. Most of them are tiny noticeable things. It needs to be acknowledged and must be practiced. They may even require tweaks to the way you live, work, lead, think or what you prioritize. But the payoff in terms of burnout prevention is significant.