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geekgoddess
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Icon 13 posted January 27, 2008 21:40      Profile for geekgoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My classes started this week and I have PLENTY of reading to do, but I am totally unmotivated. Perhaps its because I haven't had a vacation in 5+ years, and I've been going to school full time and working full time since I was 17...

Anyone else burned out? [Geek]

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Funny thing is I read to relax, and not novels, I find reading journals just as relaxing.

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Provided you have enough time, start with the reading you want to do. This will put you back in the mood to read again in general. After you feel like reading is fun again, then delve into the stuff you need to do.
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Icon 3 posted January 28, 2008 08:09      Profile for PapaSmurph   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
From my 3 years of teaching, "If you leave it to the last minute, it only takes a minute!" [Big Grin]

But from my years as a student, beware of the homophones of "do" and "due". I had the problem of writing down "do Thursday" when in fact it was "due Thursday"! [Eek!]

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Icon 1 posted January 28, 2008 08:10      Profile for PapaSmurph   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, and by the way, I'm burned out, too. Maybe it's time for a job change.

Hmmmmm.

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Icon 1 posted January 28, 2008 08:16      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My advice is to reward yourself with something when you are done reading for the day. I usually take a small break every 30 minutes or so and then when I'm done I allow myself to jump on the couch, watch tv, with drink and food with me. As well have something in the future to look forward too such as a vacation or graduation.

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quote:
Originally posted by PapaSmurph:
Oh, and by the way, I'm burned out, too. Maybe it's time for a job change.

Hmmmmm.

Your a teacher? My Chem Teach has been saying all semester that if you become a teacher the first two years are like hell for you. After that it slowly gets better until you know how to handle students and have your whole year planned out exactly from day one.

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quote:
Originally posted by geekgoddess:

Anyone else burned out? [Geek]

Yes.

Now go do your homework.

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quote:
Originally posted by geekgoddess:

Anyone else burned out? [Geek]

Oh yeah...but I'm on day 3 of a 4 day weekend, and feel nice and relaxed now. What's the point of having vacation days if you don't use them, right? (And I'm thoroughly guilty of not taking nearly enough of them.)

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Icon 1 posted January 28, 2008 20:23      Profile for geekgoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Yes.

Now go do your homework.

Yes ma'am. lol. [Big Grin]

I ended up getting it all done, thank goodness!

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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2008 14:46      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm still feeling burnt out from finishing my Master's in computer information systems in mid November. Probably because I am feeling sympathy burn out for my wife who has until July to finish her Master's in curriculum and instruction. [ohwell]

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quote:
Your a teacher?
I WAS a teacher. In a previous life I taught Air Force ROTC. I'm burned out now. I love teaching.
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I burnt out before xmas and have just quit my job to let me work out what to do with my life. Any ideas?
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