PRESS PAUSE / by Sophie Amono

The demands of the modern world are taxing enough without considering the digital pressures working long hours and 24hr connectivity can have on us..

As we use social media daily and our digital consumption grows we're bound to reach time for time out.

According to WIRED, "The average adult in the UK spends nearly nine hours of each day on media and communication, outstripping even the amount of time spent sleeping or doing other vital tasks, according to the latest figures from Ofcom."

Isn't that a bit scary? Our time spent online at work on stressful emails, commuting looking at sad news then lying in bed pressing refresh as the brain is too engaged to go to sleep is more than vital tasks needed for human survival.

Here are five quick fire tips to help if you're suffering from burnout.

DETOX | Every once in a while go on a digital detox for three days or more where you consume no digital media. If you can add an actual detox to it too, extra brownie points.

NATURE | Turn off your phone and go for a walk in nature as often as you can. If you can get into the habit of walking in a park before work, at lunchtime and just before you get home it can really help you recharge.

ACCEPT | It's ok to have down days so don't beat yourself up if you feel burnt out.

SCHEDULE | Content in weekly blocks if you're job is digital communications so that you can avoid the daily content scramble.

FORGET | Things go wrong and that's fine. Easier said than done but if things go wrong acknowledge them, jot down three things you've learnt from them and why you're grateful for the lessons.