8 ways to prevent burnout this high stress season.
It’s here again. That mid-semester madness. Classes are suddenly all week long. Lecturers aren’t messing around. CATs are coming. Assignments and projects are piling. We’ve all been there and all you can do is pray you don’t lose it.( I know I’ve contemplated dropping out during this season,ha!)
With this madness comes the burnout. When you’re absolutely tired and you can no longer function well due to overworking. You become exhausted, cranky, skeptical (haha) and sometimes depressed. To prevent this from happening;
1. Take a break.
Remember, Rome was not built in a day. You probably will not be able to finish those assignments all at once. But don’t quit.
When you feel overwhelmed:
- Go scoop some fresh air.
- Go for a walk.
- Take a power nap (my favorite).
- You can also skip class for a day or two. This one is a big risk especially if you’ve got lecturers who take roll call. Sometimes you just need to getaway for a while. You can always ask your pal akusignie ,lol.
Now is not the time to be skipping meals especially breakfast. You’re going to need all the energy you can get. The key word here is balanced diet + water.
Get plenty of sleep. I’m talking 7, 8 hours of sleep. Don’t deprive yourself of sleep.
4. Time management.
Get your shit together guys! If you manage your time well, for example maximize on weekends, you won’t be having a breakdown on Monday morning when an assignment is due.
5. Too much on your plate.
My mum always says,don’t put too much food on your plate if you know you can’t finish it. Bite off only what you can chew. Do an amount of work you know you can handle.
6. Know when to stop.
Listen to your brain. When you feel like stopping, stop and go back to step one above. You are allowed to slow down.
7. Look on the bright side.
All this stress means end of semester is just around the corner. ☺
8. Treat yourself.
Because life is hard enough as it is and so is Uni.
- Pamper yourself.
- Hangout with friends and forget your troubles for a while.
I’m currently at home but all my friends at school seem to be talking about is this mid-semester madness. Take it easy guys. I hope this helps☺