Feeling Burnt Out?
There are two paths you can take:
Can you spare yourself some Me Time?
Take a long bath
Watch an episode or two of your favorite show
Make yourself a nice, healthy meal
Take a nap or go to bed early tonight
Journal or meditate
Must you absolutely get The Stuff done ASAP?
Set your study intervals to something short but still productive (eg, 30 minutes on, 10 minutes off, extended break after 2 hours of this)
Before you start, write a CONDENSED list of what must absolutely be done and CAN be done today/tonight/this hour–be realistic
Stretch and get water during your breaks
Drink lots of water all the time
Don’t forget to eat
This website has great study playlists
Try listening to a music genre you don’t normally listen to while studying
Try a change of scenery – the park (outdoors, go outside if you can), the library (public or uni), your friend’s place, your dining room, etc…
Keep in mind: If you are on the verge of actually being burnt out—
- Stand up
- Walk away
Counteract this feeling by implementing self care: paint your nails, go out with friends and don’t study, put on a face mask, journal, read, etc. Give it some time before you go back to work.
Do not let yourself become burnt out, this is detrimental to your physical and mental health and recovering from burn out takes a lot longer than than the time it takes to prevent it.