Did you ever notice some sort of an inability to absorb more
information after hours of study, especially at the time of your
examinations? Or did you really have a bad time concentrating on your
lessons for a prolonged period of time, again at the time of your
If your answer is a “yes” to either of the questions depicted above,
you might have suffered from study burnout particularly at that precise
moment in time.
Study burnout is a common issue among students and is specifically
seen to be some sort of a problem by both the teachers and the parents.
But hey, don’t worry. There are certain ways through which you will be
able to change this problem into a part of the solution.
But before we delve deep into the solutions, it’s necessary for us to
understand the problems as closely as possible. So let’s begin without
Identifying the symptoms of study burnout
The signs of the burnout may vary from students to students. The
earlier you detect the issue, the quicker you’ll be to get to the
solution. So keep an eye out for these:
Sudden decline in academic performance.
Unusual mental exhaustion.
Inability to focus on the task at hand.
Unusual display of fatigue.
A Low immune system.
The SOLUTION: How to deal with study burnout
So we have already discussed the symptoms of this problem in the
previous paragraph; it’s time we talk about the range of solutions that
can help to keep this issue at bay in the best possible manner. Let’s
One of the major causes of study burnout is procrastination.
If you procrastinate a lot on your studies, you will see your
judgment day (exams) arrive on your doorstep right before you even
realize it. Pressure builds up; and with it, comes the stress and
anxiety of performance. Final result: “BURNOUT.”
So start from the very beginning. Plan a smart stay routine and stick to it. You will see the results in no time.
Studying for hours at a stretch is one of the main causes of a study burnout. The advice, therefore, is to take the best study breaks in between to avoid study overload.
Note: You may do the following things on your breaks to maximize your productivity on the whole:
A sedentary person is more prone to a burnout than a person who’s active in general.
Hence, it’s advisable to involve yourself in a 30-minute active
exercising session on a regular basis at the very least for your own
Regular exercising can help to reduce your stress and anxiety in the
best possible manner. At the same time, it can also play a significant
role in keeping your study burnout at bay for your very own good.
That’s because vigorous activities help the body release a significant amount of dopamine (AKA the happy hormone). Dopamine helps to alleviate stress and anxiety and helps to bring them down to a more manageable level. The same hormone also plays a crucial role in improving an individual’s work efficiency on the whole.
So is there something not to like? Guess not!
Socializing with friends and relatives is critical to avoiding study burnout for good.
Yes, it might appear to be a little too difficult for you at the
start, considering all your academic pressure, homework, extracurricular
activities (if any), and others, but try to have an isolated spot on
your routine for you and your friends/relatives, in particular. It can
help you a lot to survive in the long run.
Sometimes the situation can go out of your control. In such
situations, do not ever hesitate to ask for help. There’s no shame in
Proper counseling can get you back on your track in no time.
DO NOT ever take the signs of a burnout lightly. Once you notice the
warning signs appearing in your studies, take immediate actions to knock
them out ASAP. Remember, a step today can save you a lot of hassle for