The festive period is considered one of the most stressful times. Several added pressures we don’t necessarily feel during the warmer months add extra stress to our daily life. How can you deal with university burnout?
Alongside dealing with increasing bills, putting money aside for the festive period, and extra family pressure, students also have to consider their studies which directly impact their future. All of this excess pressure can lead to academic burnout.
Burnout is very real at any point in our lives. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, so what are the best ways to manage this and make out lives more manageable?
Being close to burnout can look like irritability, a short temper, lack of motivation, and feeling like your everyday responsibilities are simply becoming too much.
What can you do?
Take regular breaks
Don’t sit down for 8 hours straight and be expected to retain every piece of information you receive, digest in small doses, and allow yourself to grab food, a coffee, or even a catch-up with friends to break up your day.
Look after your health.
Drink water, eat well, and exercise lightly. All of these things will have a direct impact on your health and your mood.
Try and identify your key stressors.
In doing this, you can dissect them, make them more manageable and deal with them with solid self-awareness.
If you’re dealing with burnout and directly impacting your studies, don’t hesitate to contact your student help services, who will refer you to a mental health specialist.
Posted by Owen Redman
Co-founder of Roome