"Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system." — Sam Keen
Change your study spot
Studying in the same setting every day for hours on end can make you dread completing assignments and other tasks. Light a candle, plug in a scent diffusor, eliminate clutter, rearrange stationery, and move your desk up against another wall. Moving to a different room within the house to study can renew your focus.
Take a mental health day
Take a day off when you do not have important classes to attend. Sleep in, eat a good breakfast, catch up on course work, listen to music, or go on a walk. Do not use this day to indulge in laziness, but instead as a time to destress and get your life back together.
Call a Friend
Having a conversation about your well being can be beneficial to your mental health. Friends provide a support system to lean back on during difficult times.
Make a Vision Board
Scroll through Pinterest, Instagram, or Tumblr and gather your favorite quotes and pictures of breathtaking views and compile them on a cork board. Looking at these pictures will remind you of your favorite memories.
Take a break from hustle culture
Hustle culture is starting to get implemented in people's day to day lives. "Sleep is the barrier that is blocking me from success" or "Sleep is for the week," are phrases I have heard on multiple occasions, and sometimes might have said as well.
Identify your motivation
During stressful times like midterm season, we often loose our path. It is imperative to understand the motivation and reasoning behind our high expectations. What career path do you want to go into in ten years. Why are you working so hard? What is the end goal?
Long Car Ride
Driving in the city with your best friends, while jamming out to your favorite playlist could completely shift your mood.