(Closed) Mentally exhausted from school… 3 months to go :( (Ranting a bit)

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I was you. You can do it I promise you. It SUCKS SO MUCH and it seems like in the home stretch you should be celebrating, but you’re not. I just kept telling myself I have my whole life to party, and I have graduation celebrations to make up for this time right now. But you’ve come SO FAR you would hate to let it all go now. Make sure to use your weekends (if you don’t already) to get as much stuff as possible done, but you must let yourself take a break too. Prioritize, check off every single day until graduation, and be so freaking proud of yourself. You can do it!!!!!!!!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’m in my last semester of grad school and slowly becoming more depressed about having to actually keep doing this for another 3 months. Maybe go to a counselor? Talking about it with someone who’s there to listen would probably help. I have an apt with psych services at my school tomorrow. Best of luck, you can do it!!! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

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HippyBunniesinLove:  I’m in medical school right now, so I absolutely understand how overwhelming and stressful school can be.  My advice is to make sure that you are studying/working effectively.  Plan a 10 minute break for every hour that you are studying.  Get up, walk around, do something non-study related.  And the biggest piece of advice? Study smart — aka put away your phone, and if you’re using your computer, no WB, no FB, no youtube, etc.  Seriously, put all of it away, and check it on your 10-minute breaks.  

In my first year of med school I didn’t study effectively, and so I was up until 2am every night, only getting 4-5 hours of sleep.  This year, I changed my study habits and learned how to study smart for me.  It is do-able.  I know you have a lot on your plate right now, but just know that you will get through it.  And like a PP said, if you feel like you are getting too overwhelmed, go see a counselor!  That is why schools offer them πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Everyone so far has said great things – and you CAN do it!

I graduated from a super rigorous program (English and Secondary Ed, and while Ed was technically a minor, it was the same amount of hours as my major!) last year and I’m in grad school now. I’m also totally feeling worn out and drained! It helps me to think about how time will keep going regardless. You will get to graduation and you just need to do the best you can until then. 

Also, don’t be afraid to take a mental health day for yourself. Assuming you get an absence or two in your classes, take a breather day! I’ve definitely done that before and it did WONDERS for me. I got a full night’s sleep and relaxed and didn’t get out of my pajamas. I ended up doing some work, but it still a really relaxing and good thing to do for myself (even if I missed a couple classes).

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Ooh been there!! I’m with PPs, efficiency is so the key to overload. Block it out, work HARD, take real breaks, and SLEEP! Science says it’s better to study less and then sleep on it than to study more with no sleep. And tuck a little fun in somewhere – when was in overload, meals and grocery shopping were my “me time”! I’d slow it all down and really enjoy my food and/or just having that mental break. It was silly but it made a huge difference in my quality of life to give myself those clear, regular periods of downtime. And you are SO CLOSE!!! 3 months will be gone before you know it!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Awwww, I feel your pain! Just think that in 12wreks all of the hard work you have done over the years and are doing now will all be worth it when you have your degree in hand πŸ™‚

Also, please take time to pamper yourself a little everyday, and also do something that makes you happy, even if it’s only for 5 or 10minutes! Maybe you and your SO can give eachother shoulder/back massages to relieve some tension. As a student myself who carries all my stress in my shoulders, it can make all the difference!!

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