Taking steps to improve your life
It is important not to do too much too soon, and burn out happens when you burn the candle at both ends. So what steps should you take to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you? Firstly, pace yourself. Remember that life is not a race.
Next, make sure to get plenty of rest. Sleep is important for growth, healing and renewal and if you don’t get enough sleep, you might not be able to produce quality work. It is also important to eat properly. Food is so important for energy throughout the day. Make sure you avoid processed foods as much as you can. Try to consume energy drinks only in moderation.
Don’t take on extra work that you know you will not have time for. You could just end up exhausting yourself both physically and mentally. Exercise is another way of avoiding burnout and it may help you feel happier and more motivated.
Comparing your work to others might cause you to lose your self-confidence as everyone has a different method and style of working. Having a routine is also a good idea. Try to arrive to work on time and leave on time. The same for lectures in college. Yes, go to the library but as soon as you start feeling tired, try taking a break.
Take care of your hobbies. Reading is a good way to de-stress. You can also try listening to lecture notes that have been pre-recorded. Listening to music or the radio is also a good way to switch off from studying.
Do a little at a time and set yourself daily and weekly tasks to complete by a deadline. Having a diary and an alarm clock might be helpful. Be kind to yourself, you are only human.