Students have been burning themselves out as long as modern education has been around. However, online classes bring with them unique challenges, as students have to deal with shorter deadlines while also managing personal and professional commitments at the same time. If you need to avoid burnout when taking online classes, here’s what you should do.
Though it may seem like time is running out and a lot still has to be done, you should pause and then think of a smart way to reduce your workload. Listen to music and/or take a warm bath, as either will soothe your nerves. If possible, take a power nap, as doing so will refresh your mind and body.
When a student is in a lonely set up at home, unwinding as well as sharing thoughts with friends becomes difficult. Make time each day for connecting with friends and family members, and you can use social media or phone calls to make this happen. Talking to trusted folks will ease the feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
Sometimes, lagging behind classmates can’t be avoided. Perhaps the subject is a difficult kind of math or science. If you’re going to miss a deadline, speak with your instructor first and see if you can get an extension. This way you won’t lose points for late work.
All work and no play is a sure way to reach burnout. Make time for other activities that interest you. Take a break from studying to go on a run, or watch a movie if this is what relieves stress. You can also plan a get-together with peers to celebrate completion of an important assignment or project.
Prioritize your tasks for the day. Try to avoid multitasking and adding too much to your to-do list. Be realistic while setting goals. You’ll want to finish things on time, as doing so will make you feel good.
It is easy to lose sight of goals when you’re burdened with too much work. Burnout will prevent you from reaching your goals and dreams. If you find you’re still struggling and you’re looking for online class takers, call us and ask: “Can you take my online class?”