- High schoolers have proven to be burnt out from school due to stress, sleep depravation, unrealistic expectations, extracurricular commitments, homework, etc. I was incredibly burnt out during high school due to sleep depravation and extracurricular commitments. On top of that, I wasn't thrilled about Academics at that age. I found the best way to re charge was to commit to a consistent sleep schedule, eat healthy and be more picky with my extracurricular commitments so I wasn't over booked.
- College students are also burnt out due to going off to school whether it is in a different town or state for the first time in their lives. It is hard to adjust to eating healthy and cooking for yourself, balancing the school workload, making new friends, etc. but there is also an element of excitement from everything going on which makes College so fun! Again, looking back, I would have told myself to sleep more, exercise and eat healthy!
- As a working professional, I feel like getting burnt out is easy to do since I love to work and if I am committed to making something happen, I will do anything and everything it takes to do it. I've learned (even in this past year!) that if you prioritize yourself first with time, your needs, etc. that you will be successful.
An example: I travel every single week for work. Travel can cause you to eat unhealthy, lose sleep and be stressed due to changing environments. I found that my optimistic attitude gets me through anything and even if I am on the road, I will still put a bed time around my schedule, prioritize working out by running outside or even walking (mental clarity) and eating healthy is super important as it effects your energy and brain! The most important thing I've learned is to put a time restriction on when I'm working. Start at 8am and close my computer at 6pm. No questions asked. I will voice this personal rule to my team as well so they know not to call me at 11pm for something work related! If you stay true to you, your needs and communicate the importance of that to your team, you will be successful! You deserve it! Don't let anyone ever let you think differently. Its your life so you live it the way you need to and never feel guilty for that.