Post 11: Don’t burn out! – Chloe Norton

Countdown to Christmas guys!!!……….

From the feeling of drowning in planning, finding resources, marking and assessing in the first few weeks of this term to how I feel now is astounding! I invested time in myself by making time to go to the gym. This is my get away time to release any tension and stress I was feeling. During the first half term I made no time for myself and this is when I felt like I was burning out and anxious. I now feel like I am looking after my own physical and mental health. The work load, if anything has now increased, but I don’t get this feeling any more. Investing time in myself has made me feel better daily.

Although you will feel like you have no time for yourself and that this course is taking up every second of your life. No job is worth your health. Make sure you have time to eat a healthy lunch and ensure you have enough sleep every night. Easier said than done I know…..Anxiety can also lead to loss of sleep that can lead to anxiety about loss of sleep and so on….Late night marking and planning don’t help either!

Do your best to eat properly and sleep for more than six hours. Your body and your mind will thank you for it. Think of this in the long run. And yourself. Over Christmas take time out and make sure you do things that make you feel good. Spending time with family and friends, shopping etc…..

On that note I am going to leave you with this quote……. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations ………….. Look after yourself and don’t forget to do the things that make you happy