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Dealing with Burnout

The past year dealing with COVID- 19 has caused our school year to be a little different regarding how classes, sports events, and other school functions have been handled throughout this year long pandemic. Due to the different school year, some students may feel like their motivation has left them and they’re unsure how to gain it back. Do you ever feel like you just can’t get out of the bed? This could be that you have overworked yourself or have become overwhelmed with the untraditional things that students are having to adapt to.

There are a few ways that you could gain your motivation back and bounce back to be a better student in the end. One of the ways is purchasing a planner to help write out the due dates and see it all laid out in front of you. In most planners, there are sections to each month that give some room to write down thoughts or other things that need to be reminded. Once you have written the important things down, take it day by day and write what you accomplished for that specific day. This will help you see what you have achieved, allowing room for motivation and moving forward with your comeback.

Another tip to increase motivation would be to set personal goals to achieve throughout the remainder of the school year. Start making small goals, like waking up and eating a good breakfast. Once the small goals are achieved, then moving forward to bigger and better goals will become easier. This helps with motivation because it allows you to push yourself to reach the goals that you have set.

A third way to achieve motivation is by expressing feelings that are bundled up with someone trustworthy. This can help to get those emotions out that are holding you down and making you feel as if there is no way to move forward with the school year. It is always better to speak on what you are feeling rather than allowing them to steal the motivation for school that was once present.

The final step to gaining back motivation would be to set up a meeting with your advisor or the professor for the class in which you’re struggling and asking them about ways to help with time management and making sure motivation lasts until the end of the school year. Although the grades at the end of the semester are what matters, you have to start at the beginning to set a good, solid foundation for the rest of the school year. If a solid foundation isn’t present, seeing those bad grades and missing assignments could cause you to lack the motivation that needs to be present for success.


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