Burnout syndrome is a debilitating reaction to severe stress which is commonly not recognized or managed efficiently. If burnout is not recognized or treated it can cause emotional and physical exhaustion, making it impossible to function on a personal or professional level. What is more concerning is that individuals often lack the resources, time and knowledge that are required to recognize burnout, as well as the tools needed to prevent and/or manage burnout. This results in a significant decrease in quality of life and functioning at full capacity on a day to day basis without proper support systems in place to address issues. Given the nature of how burnout occurs, this cycle tends happen at a faster rate often being misdiagnosed as simply “stress”. By examining how burn out syndrome can be recognized, managed and prevented, we can begin to discuss how to apply proven strategies to manage and prevent burn out at any stage.