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Can a person burnout in real life?

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If a student stays up till 12 am each day in high school doing homework, is there a point in time when the body cannot maintain these standards anymore, and we loose steam somewhere in college or grad school #high-school-students #work-life-balance #high-school-classes #school

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Alli’s Answer

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Hi Charles,

Yes 100%!

  • 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.

Daniela’s Answer

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Yes, Charles. A 2013 study found that high school students can experience serious mental and physical health problems, from higher stress levels to sleep deprivation, when assigned too much homework (Galloway, Conner, & Pope, 2013).


According to the National PTA and the National Education Association, students should only be doing about 10 minutes of homework per night per grade level. But teens are doing a lot more than that, according to a poll of high school students by the organization Statistic Brain. In that poll teens reported spending, on average, more than three hours on homework each school night, with 11th graders spending more time on homework than any other grade level. By contrast, some polls have shown that U.S. high school students report doing about seven hours of homework per week.


Much of a student's workload boils down to the courses they take (such as advanced or college prep classes), the teaching philosophy of educators and the student’s commitment to doing the work. Regardless, research has shown that doing more than two hours of homework per night does not benefit high school students. Having lots of homework to do every day makes it difficult for teens to have any downtime, let alone family time.


Learning should be fun, not mundane and cumbersome. Homework should only be given if its purposeful and in moderation. Equally important to homework is engaging in activities, socializing with friends and spending time with the family.


Most adults don’t work a full-time job and then go home and do three more hours of work, and neither should your child. It's not easy learning to balance everything, especially if you're a teen. If your child is spending several hours on homework each night, don't hesitate to reach out to teachers and, if need be, school officials. 


Source:

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-03-20/how-much-homework-is-too-much-for-our-teens

https://www.edutopia.org/article/whats-right-amount-homework

Djaja’s Answer

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Yes, I burn out through out the stages of my life.

Stage 1 - After finished high school, I was burn out from my study and hometown, I am from Medan, Indonesia. I was so tired of my hometown when I know there a big world out there. So I went to the U.S for a college

Stage 2- After I finished College, again I was burn out from studying. But mostly scare because I need to face the real world of finding a job. But I was determined to find a good job. My strategy was sending out 20 resumes per week and did a networking. I kept doing it for 3 months. And, finally I land a good job.