Queensland Law Society

Are you experiencing burnout?

‘Burnout’ is a stress condition brought on by being involved in an intense situation for a long period of time without adequate rest and recreation. It is also the result of feeling overworked and unappreciated. You may become disappointed, and sometimes cynical. Changes in your environment can prevent burnout.

The symptoms of burnout can include exhaustion (both mental and physical), hopelessness and helplessness, low spirit and self-esteem, and frequent illness.

A better work-life balance can reduce the likelihood of burnout.

  1. Minimise tasks – break them down into smaller more achievable parts.
  2. Set goals and prioritise for BOTH work and home.
  3. Notice and reward the positive – everyone likes a pat on the back.
  4. Mentally debrief before going home – leave work at the office.
  5. Transition activity – do something enjoyable between leaving work and getting home, such as reading on the train.

Avoid burnout and the debilitating symptoms.


Break the cycle. Make the time. Contact LawCare.

It’s free and yours to use.

1800 177 743 | qls.com.au/lawcare