How to avoid burnout at University 

In the heat of study season, there comes a point in every student’s life where the energy to function just isn’t there. Given that you have to balance uni deadlines with life commitments, it’s no surprise that many uni students suffer from academic burnout. However, there are plenty of ways to get around it! 

Are you feeling run down at University? Rediscover your lust for uni life with our handy guide. 

Identify the cause 

If you’re suffering from burnout at University, chances are there’s a good reason for it. It could be an especially draining course, a lack of sleep, or a lack of good old Vitamin D! Reassess your life habits, make some key changes, and you’ll be feeling fresh and perky in no time. 

Learn how to manage your time 

Wondering why you feel burned out at University? In a lot of cases, this could be down to sloppy time management. If you don’t manage your time well, the scramble to fulfill deadlines and complete work will leave you completely sapped of energy. To make sure this doesn’t happen, get into the habit of using to-do-lists, revision timetables, and a calendar for important dates. Organization might not be especially fun, but it’ll make your life 10 times easier! 

Give yourself something to look forward to 

No-one can function without a bit of light and laughter in their lives. So alongside keeping up with your studies, set aside some time to do the things you love, whether it’s heading outside for a nature walk or taking a day trip to a beach. Sometimes this can be as simple as sitting back and enjoying a night of junk food and comfort movies with a flatmate! 

Get enough sleep if you need it 

One of the most common causes of burnout at University is not getting enough precious sleep! We’ve all been there – in the rush to get your assignment delivered, or to prepare for an exam, you might think that all you need is a red bull to power through the night. However, these kind of decisions always have a way of creeping up on you. If you’ve found that you’ve started dozing off during lectures and classes, give yourself enough time to rest and recharge your batteries! 

Spend time with friends and family 

Nothing gives you a burst of energy quite like some quality time with the people who matter the most. Unless you get into draining political conversations with your dad over the dinner table (it happens), spending time with your loved ones should give your mind a break, and make you happier! Spend too much time without human contact and you could end up feeling isolated and even more tired.  

Take study breaks  

It’s unrealistic to think that you can spend all of your spare time studying. As well as being incredibly boring, this approach is far more likely to drain your mind and body (not to mention your poor eyes!) So for every hour you spend hunched over your desk cranking out revision, spend at least 15-20 minutes giving yourself a well-deserved breather.  

Get friendly with classmates and professors 

If you’ve ever nearly fallen asleep on your desk at university, you’ll know that attending your regular lectures and classes can be a bit of a pain. But if you get chummy with your classmates and professors, keeping up with your timetable won’t feel nearly as much of a chore. Who knows – you might even look forward to them? 

After a tiring day of uni, having a comfortable room to return to is like a gift sent from heaven. With an Every Student room, you’ll have a cozy place to rest your head, as well as the option to socialise with friends in our communal areas. With developments in Aberdeen and Southampton, you can land a space with as little as £89 per week. 

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