How to avoid education burnout:
- Have 3 achievable goals a day
o Between work, practices and school, it can get super easy to have a giant list of tasks to accomplish. Unless you’re superhuman, it’s unrealistic to get everything done in a day so try to set small goals that are both achievable and doable
- Attempt to leave one day a week open
o With the busy work week, it can feel overwhelming doing something nearly every day trying to catch up on tasks. Having a day open, for instance a Saturday or Sunday can benefit yourself both mentally and emotionally.
- Recognize when you’re at your emotional limits
o Life happens. There’s no point in forcing yourself to get work done when you’re unable to comprehend the study material. It doesn’t benefit anyone.
- Learn how to say no
o People will ask you for your time and sometimes you’ll feel a little spread thin, especially if you’re juggling a lot of extracurriculars. Know when to step back and say no.
- Take care of yourself physically
o This may look different for everyone, but some suggestions are to work out, take breaks, go for a walks, get enough sleep and eat healthy
- Make a study plan beforehand
o It can be daunting to see at how much work and effort you might need to put into a class but by spreading out everything evenly, it’ll prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
- Learn how to ask for help
o It’s totally okay to ask for help! Everyone will need it at point in time. A great place to start would be the Learning Center.
- Celebrate your accomplishments
o Celebrate those wins! Did great on that exam you were stressed about? Take a night off and watch some Netflix, you deserve it.
- Never forget your hobbies
o We all have something that helps during the tough times and to keep us sane. Keep up with your hobbies.
- Log off from time to time
o Disconnect to connect. It can be mentally draining to be constantly on social media and checking emails. Taking a break does wonders for your mental health.