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Fighting the Burnout

Ever feel like you’ve run out of steam and just can’t go on any longer academically? Well, here are some tips to give you a boost and help you make it to the end of the semester with a little more energy at hand:

Sleep more! With our busy schedules, this piece of advice is often overlooked, but sleeping provides much of the energy that we need to carry on in our days. If we don’t get our recommended six-and-a-half hours of sleep each night, we’ll be depriving our bodies of the repair that we desperately need. So, a good way to knock out that burnout is to add in a couple more hours of sleep every day.

Exercise! Countless studies have shown that the lack of exercise can lead to decreased energy levels, which in turn make you feel less prepared for school. A good way to fix this would be to buy a membership from a gym and do some light exercise every day in order to keep your body up and ready for the wear and tear of daily life. Another good way to get in some extra exercise would be to start taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or opting to ride a bike and walk to class instead of taking the bus.

Eat your veggies! Eating tons of greasy and unhealthy food can make you feel groggy because our bodies are not receiving all the essential nutrients that they need to get through the day. A great way to fight the burnout would be to incorporate more healthy foods such as greens and organic foods into your diet. Luckily, college dining commons usually have salads bar with a variety of different healthy eating options.

Engage with friends and family more! Sometimes a good way to keep yourself motivated is to blow off some steam and chat with your friends and family, which is a great way to fight off stress and gain the much needed emotional support that can help you through the unforgiving academic world.

Well, here they are. If you’re feeling a case of the burnout, try incorporating one or more of these options into your daily life. Show that burnout who’s boss and finish out this semester strong.

For those who are attending UC Berkeley, GO BEARS!!!

Article by Matthew Aber

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