Spring Break, Reports, and Dealing with Burnout

Are you dealing with Burnout?

Yes, it's Spring Break time, but it can also be burnout time in a big way.

Suddenly everything you were assigned at the beginning of the semester seems to blend together. You may not be getting much sleep either. It seems like there are more projects than there is time to get them done.

And you still want to take a break.

Pushing through at this time, whether it's during or after Spring Break, can really be a challenge.

I wanted to say, I can relate. It seemed to me when I went back to school that certain courses had the MOST homework of all, even maybe 4 times as much for a class that had just as much importance.

Art Studios had the absolute most time attached to them. Projects could not go on the back burner. And teaching portfolios - well, don't get me started.

Kudos to you, nontraditional students, for hanging in there and not quitting. If you can get some R & R, maybe not go overboard with it, but stay healthy enough to get that work done for school, you will be doing well. Try to schedule your work, and the very best of luck to you.

You CAN do it!!


Some Nontrad links: The Nontrad site and blog

Join Nontrads on Facebook

Nontrads on Yahoo

Nontrads on Twitter 

And here is the latest from my Find Scholarships and Grants Blog: Glorious Weather? Mowing, and Spring Break.

Nontrads, get connected! Plus a link to wacky scholarships.

There are many ways to do this.

If you are attending school after a break, sometimes it is nice to connect with other nontraditional students.

Friends - from Tony Alter on Flickr.

Does your school have a nontraditional student group? Some do. If you are not sure, check with Student Affairs. You can even start your own group if you want to.

And here is a posting from my Find Scholarships and Grants blog you may like too:
Unusual, Odd, Wacky, and Unknown Scholarship postings for 2014 

10 Success Tips for Nontraditional Students in College, Tech School, or GED classes

Going back to school after a break? Try these suggestions.

#1. Talk to a school rep - somebody that can help you reach your goals, and take the classes you need. This could be a School Advisor, or it could be an online Teacher. Try the Advisor first. Then go back at least once a year to make sure you are on track.

#2. Keep a notebook and calendar, and check it daily. Write down all of your assignments, and also spread out large things like reports or papers.