4 Ways To Deal With Being Burnt Out On College Like A Boss

4 Ways To Deal With College Burnout Like A Boss

Being in college kind of means you're always going to have a busy schedule.

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As a college student who goes to school full time and also has two part-time jobs that amount to having a full-time job, life can get tough real fast. It's easy to want to do your absolute best at everything, like exams, deadlines, projects, you name it. When you do your best at everything all the time, there will come a point where you crash and feel exhausted. You'll feel that you cannot do anything, and that, my friends, is called burnout.

Burnout is a term that hasn't been used much until recently. According to Urban Dictionary, it's "a state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration." Unfortunately, I have been dealing with burnout in the past couple of days. It happens to me about once a semester. Here are some tips on how I manage to overcome burnout.

1. Don't wait until the last minute to do anything

I am very guilty of procrastinating and it has always ended badly for me because it makes me more stressed. Try to plan everything ahead and write out what is due and when its due. You can do this by having a physical planner or by using iCal, Google Calendar, or Google Tasks. These things have helped me in the process of keeping up with my tasks and schedules.

2. Try a social media cleanse

We are all consumed with social media. It's the reason why we compare ourselves to others and try to do the absolute best. I know I do this all the time; I compare myself too much, which tires me out in the long run and brings down my self-esteem. By doing a social media cleanse, you will realize how much aimlessly scrolling just takes up the majority of your day, and instead, you can focus on all of your other tasks.

3. Get some exercise

It wasn't until this year that I started incorporating working out into my busy schedule. Honestly, it has helped me tremendously. I try to go about three times a week. It gives me the opportunity to get my mind off all of the tasks I have ahead. It works out my body and not my mind, which is needed. Another thing that is related to exercise that you can try is meditation. Meditation helps clear your mind as well and clears your anxiety and stress.

4. Take a break

I cannot stress this enough, with all of the above tips, this is the most important. Make time for yourself. Give yourself a weekend where you are not focused on school or work. Last week, I went on a mini road trip for the weekend with friends and it gave me the opportunity to take a step back to just breathe and enjoy life. I think of it as being a fresh start. When I don't have the time to take a weekend off, I take my dog on walks or something simple for myself. Even just relaxing and watching Netflix can help you restart fresh. Things like this are what can help you keep going.

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Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"

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10 Tips To Prepare For Your Freshman Year Of College

Tips and tricks for college freshman year.

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Obviously, I am not an expert on college life yet, being that I am only a high school senior. Barely hanging on these last couple weeks of school. I have been preparing for my freshman year of college since the start of my senior year. It is an overwhelming, stressful process and it takes a lot of preparation and time to get it all done. I wanted to give some tips and advice on how I started my process and how I have gotten through it. Starting a new chapter can be really scary, especially if you have no idea what you are doing, I am the oldest sibling in my family, and I am the first to go through this crazy process called college. Though I was uncertain exactly what I needed to do and how to do it, I figured it out and here's how I did it.

1. Have a planner

This is going to be your best friend. It helps you keep your life organized (or at least it makes you feel like you do) and assures you that you meet deadlines. Since I can remember I have always used a planner and it helps me so much. I wouldn't know what to do without it. I have all the dates for when things need to be turned in- like housing and such, and also I have up to when classes start next fall. A planner is so helpful and would recommend getting one if you don't have one already.

2. Talk to friends about their experience

This has honestly been one of the top life savors. I have gotten so much advice from my friends that are in college and they give me the inside scoop and what to do and what not to do.

3. Do your research

Research the school, research clubs and activities that you may be interested in. Get familiar with what is on and off campus.

4. Visit the campus

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I am lucky enough that I am only an hour and a half away from campus and it doesn't take long to get there so I just go when I feel like it. But visiting and being on campus several times defiantly has made me feel more comfortable and more at ease than I would be if I had not visited at all.

5. Embrace times with friends and family

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This is the last summer with you In your house as a full time member. Embrace it! Be with your friends and family as much as you can. You are going to miss them just as much as you are going to miss them.

6. Start doing things on your own

I am already pretty independent but I struggled like starting to make my own dinners because I have been fortunate enough where my parent always took care of dinner. But now they are making me responsible for making my own dinner. Which was a really tough life altering thing for me. It may not seem like it but it was for me. But start doing your own laundry. making your own dinner, getting things yourself etc.

7. Make list

This and my planner have been my saving grace. If I didn't have it there was going to be no progress on the thing called college.

8. Manage your time

This is pretty self explanatory, there is a lot to do during the college process. Be sure not to procrastinate and know when things are due so you can get everything on time.

9. Take summer classes if needed

If you know you are going to be behind in a class, take some summer classes. For example, I am a little behind in math, and I have to take all the way up to college algebra in order to graduate college. Well, I knew I didn't want to take math all four years of college and I knew I was behind. So I am taking some summer courses to not only finish with math earlier but just to be ahead of the game.

10.  Gather everything you need for college!

Make sure you have everything you need for the big day. Set apart some days before move in day to take time and pack whatever you may need so you don't forget anything.

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