#4 in a series of 10: Feeling burnt out - - and maybe like quitting. Can you continue on with school?

This posting is an Expanded continuation of a posting called: More Tips for Nontraditional Students: 10 situations, plus possible solutions.

#4: You don't know if you want to continue, for any reasons. You feel burnt out.

I know this feeling personally. I used to feel it at my job(s) sometimes, and have felt it when I first went to college, and also when I was a nontraditional student. Sometimes other things (NOT school) seemed more important. And I just didn't have the time to work on them. And sometimes it didn't matter how hard I worked at a class, it didn't seem to get me the grades I wanted.

Sometimes I felt like there weren't enough hours in the day. And the time until I finished seemed way too long. And I felt like I didn't fit in. Some days I almost did, but not most days. I was tired a lot of the time too.

Many things can collude to make anyone feel burnt out. There can be many reasons for it, too. Have you been going to school for way too long, without any break? Is it near-impossible to see the "big picture" anymore? Whatever the reason for being burnt out, and maybe wanting to quit, there are ways to get through the rest of what you need to do.

Of course, you may want to completely change what you are doing, and that might not be a bad idea either. You will probably want to do a Pro and Con sheet (which works for so many things...) and it might also help to get a few other points or view or psych yourself up to continue somehow.

Some important questions: Can you take a break? Can you take some time out for yourself? These might also help. You can also talk to a counselor, friend, or family member. They may have an idea to help you that you have not thought of yet.

Here are some other postings that might help you.

10 Motivational Tips for the Nontraditional Student

A Poem for Nontraditional Students

Nontraditional Students, fight burnout - and find your motivation

How Nontraditional Students can make a difference in the world

Here are the "Expanded answers to the Advice Posting so far:

#1: Were your grades great, or would you like a redo of them, nontraditional students?

#2: Not enough credits to graduate, CLEP, addition, accreditation, transfers, more.

#3.  Are you taking the courses you want to take? Or is it time to change course?

#4.  You don't know if you want to continue, for any reason. Can you continue on?

#5. Are your student loans adding up too fast?

Here is the original posting again you might like to check out: More Tips for Nontraditional Students: 10 situations, plus possible solutions.

My next posting will talk about #5:
You have student loans that seem to be adding up too fast.

Again, good luck this summer, whether you are in school, on vacation, at a job, or whatever you are choosing to do.

#5. You have Student Loans that seem to be adding up too fast. - See more at: http://non-traditional-students.blogspot.com/2014/05/more-tips-for-nontraditional-students.html#.U59gn6jGJox

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