• 2nd JULY 2020

Everyone has a LIMIT
There are no exceptions

THE Burnout Awareness Day is shining a light on something that often happens in the shadows.  People who burn out are ripped from jobs, and their businesses, knocked sideways and left to recover themselves.

Burnout affects individuals, families, and communities, and work places.  It affects peoples’ mental health, peoples’ physical health, their emotional health, their identity, their will to live, and their hope.

Being fully human and knowing people have limits and preventing breakdown puts humanity at the centre.  We must look after our people.



Burnout Stories

Below are 8 interviews with wonderful, talented, dedicated people who have burned out. 


B.A.D is honoured that they are sharing their story with the UK and the world.


We thank them from the bottom of our heart ❤️:

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Dr Haidar Al-Hakim - Surgeon, Author

Dr Shan Hussain - GP & Author

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Sereena Al Noor - Entrepreneur/Coach

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Jessica Lorimer - Sales Coach

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Gillian Clarke - Living Happy

Ngozi Weller - Aurora Wellness

Mark Meyer - Entrepreneur

Jay Freeman - Entrepreneur

Physical Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Constant worrying especially at night
  • Sleepless nights
  • Stomach pains
  • Differing bowel habits
  • Poor concentration
  • Over sensitive to stimuli, light, sound, touch, smell
  • Low libido
  • Exhaustion

Early changes in thinking

1. My head is so full I can't take another demand on me

2. Some days I wonder what would happen if I just kept walking, driving, or stayed on the train, or just closed the laptop WFH.

3. I'm embarrassed about feeling worn down, and I don't want to tell anyone

4. I feel, most days, no one truly appreciates me

Indicators to burnout

  • Workload
  • Work hours
  • Level of responsibility
  • Severity & number of the pressures
  • Entrapment
  • Appreciation of efforts

What you can do:

  • Tiny adjustments to your day, prevent long term effects of stress
  • Timeout v Burnout, do the equation. Prevention is better than cure every time
  • Taking breaks and eating lunch are simple ways to prevent burnout - reduces adrenalin & cortisol levels
  • Remember small things can become big habits!
  • Most things can wait a few minutes we just don’t believe they can
  • Do what will sustain you
  • You’re worth looking after even when you don’t feel it