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    Avoiding burnout?

    created by JamesP1977 284 days 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    Category: Education

    Avoiding burnout?

    Good evening!

    What are you tips for avoiding burnout???

    Can’t wait to hear the tips!


    Re: Avoiding burnout?

    hey James!

    Definitely listen to your body. If you need to take a break from homework, writing, studying...etc...then you need to take a break.

    Now I am not saying a long break, but enough to get you through a while....Pretty much do anything that has nothing to do with what you are doing.

    I remember I was burnout during my last year of school. I should have taken a break, but I didn't listen to my counselor.

    Just breath! It's not the end of the world. Just breath and get back to work haha

    Good luck!


    Re: Avoiding burnout?

    Hi James!

    I think at times burnout can be unavoidable, especially when unpredictable wrenches get thrown in your plans that create long, chaotic days. What I try to do to avoid burnout with school anyway is just to manage my time well and not procrastinate. If I pace myself and slowly plug away at assignments, I rarely feel stressed or rushed. It can be hard though juggling a family, work, and school. Overall, I think taking time for yourself combined with managing your time well to be productive works. It's just finding that balance.

    Re: Avoiding burnout?

    Hey James,

    It's not always easy to do, but if I feel myself getting burnt out, I cut back on my activities. I try to do less of what I feel like I have to do (even if it's a social obligation) and try to do a little bit more of what I want to do. I also try to not procrastinate and knock out tasks, so when I do have a little bit of downtime I don't have a bunch of tasks hanging over my head to stress me out.

    Thanks for the post!

    Re: Avoiding burnout?


    Sean Covey said it in his book, 7 habits of highly effective people.

    Habit 7 is sharpen the saw. The idea is you can’t cut down a tree with a dull blade so you’ve gotta do things to refresh and renew yourself in order to keep functioning at your best! This is self care for me. So facials or painting my nails or things similar to that. Those activities make me take a breather and stop rushing always.


    Re: Avoiding burnout?


    I always try to get as much sleep as possible. I feel miserable if I don’t get a good amount of sleep and then the next day becomes even worse. I agree with other comments saying procrastination always makes stress and workload worse. Pushing through the school or work fast and accurate to make more time for yourself to relax is key!

    Sometimes to not overload myself I need to cut out activities I enjoy such as hobbies or exercise, etc. I think instead of jamming as much possible stimulation throughout the day, taking the rest of the time after work works better for me than trying to “relax” in haste so I don’t run out of time.