Home > Medical > Stress > Stress News 30 January 2020 WATCH | Avoiding burnout: Rediscovering the art of doing nothing Unplugging is essential. Stringr 0 Exercise, a healthy diet and mindfulness – all good for trying to avoid burning out. But maybe all we need is to take some time out and do nothing.Image credit: iStock Related articles Burnout can raise the risk of a dangerous heart disorder Be careful of burnout - especially after a new study finds it can raise your risk for the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. Working with animals can affect your mental health A new study has revealed that veterinarians and other people who work with animals are at risk of poor mental health, compassion fatigue and burnout. What you can do to avoid burnout The World Health Organization has deemed burnout a serious issue. If you are stressed at work and at breaking point, keep reading.