Student burnout is a common response to constant stress over time, probably thanks to a never-ending list of deadlines, group projects, essays and exams. And on top of all of that, you might also have a job, clubs, sports and other activities that keep you super busy
The terms ‘burnout’ and ‘stress’ are usually used interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same thing. Burnout is actually caused by stress and makes you feel unmotivated and c. Maybe you’re also having a hard time focusing and being productive. Forgetting things that are normally can also be a sign. You could be feeling super irritable lately and like the smallest things are getting on your nerves. Sound familiar?
There are ways to deal with burnout.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Your mind and body can’t function without enough rest. Easier said than done, right? You’re probably thinking “ How can I eventhink about sleep when there’s so much to do and so little time ?” Pause. Those assignments aren’t going anywhere, and neither are you if you don’t chill. Take a warm bath. Light some candles. Enjoy a cup of tea. Throw some clean sheets on your bed straight from the dryer. Do whatever helps you unwind and drift into a restful sleep.
2. Talk It Out
Talk to people you trust about what you’re going through. Opening up about your feelings will make you feel less alone and let out all of that anxiety you’ve been keeping inside.
3. Learn To Say No
Remember that it’s okay to say no to any additional tasks or responsibilities. If something is gonna overflow your schedule and make you more stressed, it’s just not worth it!. As an example when your school club asks you to plan the next meeting but you’re drowning in assignments, again it’s okay to say no.
4. Ask For Extensions (Ahead of Time)
As a student, time management is super important. If you notice tons of overlap in your academic calendar, see if you can work it out with your instructors. Just do it sooner than later!
5. Make Time For Yourself
It’s easy to get so caught up in the student life that you forget you still have other interests. Make time for study breaks to watch your favourite show or go for a run – whatever you enjoy doing in your downtime! That 3000-word essay will come along much easier once you’ve cleared your head.
6. Cancel Your Plans, It’s Okay
If you don’t have enough time to do everything, it means there’s way too much on your plate. Having a social life and seeing your friends is important, but so is your wellbeing. And if going to that meet-up is gonna set you back and stress you out even more, it’s not worth it. Your friends have probably been there and will totally understand. Make plans to get together once you’ve handed in that big assignment or aced that exam – you deserve to celebrate!
7. Set Realistic Goals
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Don’t try to cram in everything at once it’ll only set you up to fail and you’ll feel even worse! Be realistic when it comes to setting goals for yourself. And it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead! If you know what your limits are and what you can manage, you’ll be on the right track.
Just by admitting your feelings of stress and taking the time to read this post, you’ve already taken the most important step to prevent or address burnout. I hope this information will be of use to students who do not have time for social life as well as students today who are overworked who cannot escape the screen. Burnout is nothing to take lightly, but the earlier you address it, the easier it is to overcome
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