When you push yourself too hard for too long, burnout is inevitable. Preventing this stress and strain is possible, particularly if you know what causes it in the first place. Read on to learn more about your potential for burn-out, and what to do to head it off before it begins. Aries
You have a tendency to push yourself hard in the beginning of a project and then run out of steam. Try pacing yourself and holding tight to your own reigns so you’ll have more energy to finish what you started. Taurus
Your sturdy, patient nature can endure for a long time, but you can also get stuck in a rut and become trapped by your own stability. Periodically shake up your complacency by trying something completely new and different. Gemini
With the amount of mental energy you use up, it’s no surprise that you periodically fry your circuits and go on the fritz. This is why it’s important for you to ground yourself and spend time taking care of your body so your mind doesn’t get too overloaded. Cancer
As a giver, you can sometimes feel all used up, like you just don’t have any more juice. Emotional “me” time is important for you, so make sure you devote some of your considerable nurturing abilities toward yourself. Leo
Your desire to entertain and make others smile can leave you feeling like you always have to be on. Down time will help you to re-charge your batteries, rejuvenating your sunny personality and allowing you to shine all the more brightly. Virgo Share a free sample Personal Astrology Profile. What makes you unique? Discover a snapshot of the cosmos at your birth and the forces that shape you.
Service is your middle name, but you can end up a martyr when you forget to serve yourself first. Try to plan time to relax and re-charge in the midst of all the work you do for others. Libra
Pleasing people is what you do best, but sometimes when you bend too much, you break. Remember to say no occasionally -- especially when it’s something you really don’t want to do. This way you’ll have more energy to say yes to what actually makes you happy. Scorpio
Heavy-duty brooding can take its toll on you Scorpio, immobilizing you with bitterness and resentfulness. Inject a little humor into your life when it all gets to be too much. This will help you get the perspective you may need to move on. Sagittarius
All your on-the-go activities can wear out even the most enthusiastic Sag. Take some time to process your adventures in order to reap the most benefit from them. Remember that a little rest and relaxation will go a long way toward helping you stay healthy when you’re travelling. Capricorn
You certainly aren’t one to shy away from hard work, but sometimes even you need a vacation. Time out from your normal routine may seem impossible, but if you make the break, you’ll find that you have more inspiration and energy when you do get back to work. Aquarius
The power of your inventive mind is considerable, but sometimes even it needs a rest. A quiet retreat with friends is probably your best bet for gaining new insights and inspirations. Pisces
When the world gets to be too much for your sensitive soul, it’s time to get back to nature. Nothing soothes you more than a little communion with plants and animals, and if water -- ocean, lake or river -- is involved, all the better.
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