You’re busy, right?
Think of all the times you have used that as a reason to not do something.
“I can’t, I’m busy” or “I wish I could, but I’m busy” are phrases that are part of a typical college student’s vernacular.
Being busy is not a bad thing.
Many students thrive on having schedules, “to-do” lists, and several activities or responsibilities in which they are involved.
However, being busy can easily boil over into feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or even burned out.
Many of us are familiar with feeling stressed or overwhelmed but burnout is a different type of feeling that many experience without knowing the lasting effects it can have.
Burnout occurs when you lose touch with the reasons why you are doing something in the first place.
You might feel apathetic, even cynical towards your work or people around you.
There is no clear cause of burnout, but the factors that influence burnout can include feeling overwhelmed or lacking control over your time, lack of social support, and school-life imbalance.
Feeling like you or a friend might be burned out?
Take a moment to reignite your flame.
Self-care is essential for managing a hefty course load along with other obligations, such as a part-time job, extracurriculars or volunteer work.
A great resource for students on-the-go is the Florida Tech Campus Wellness website.
It is loaded with resources to help you find and maintain balance and wellness.
Think of it as all of our campus resources packed into one site.
There are self-help resources for studying, career development, exercise, sleep, health, eating, and emotional wellbeing.
With the right resources, many students can make the minor adjustments they need to stay on track.
Campus Well is here to help connect you with those resources, whether from your phone, tablet, or laptop/ computer.
Take a moment to download the Campus Well app or visit the website and see how these easily accessible resources can prevent or reduce burnout and help you shine your brightest!