Burnout is tricky at times. It tends to appear unexpectedly and can last indefinitely if unrecognized. So, good job for recognizing and addressing it. To treat burnout, first, try to identify the source. For instance,do you feel like you're in a never ending cycle? If so, Do things differently. Go a different route to class/work. Listen to different music. Try new food. Watch new movies. Take a short road trip solo to clear your mind. Are you constantly tired? Depend on a calendar a bit more to schedule work and rest. Trouble sleeping? Exercise and cut out most sugary sweets and caffeine for a few days for deeper sleep. Practice saying "no" to family and friends especially if it's difficult so that it gets easier and you can regain your time. Finally, if none of the previous suggestions seem practical, take a break from school/work. You determine how much time is realistic and would be helpful to reenergize your mind and body. If available, speak to a school counselor. I hope this helps and take good care.
Lashay recommends the following next steps:
- Consider the source of burnout. Try to remove self from the source to take an outside view and to develop a plan to return including relying heavier on a calendar.
- Road trip. One day or weekend or even longer if possible.
- Also build in rewards for each accomplishment. Passed a test, get an ice cream. Finished reading g a chapter, download a new song. Finished a project, get a new shirt. Get it?