It’s just not feasible
So I’ve recently finished my 3rd year..it’s been a busy one! Juggling a 40 hour work week, exams, presentations, a literature review and of course corona has more than anything given me the confidence that I can take on more things, not just my degree.
However, this confidence wavers. Often.
Sometime I feel so overwhelmed with things going on, having deadlines to meet and expectations to live up to. More often than not this anxiety translates into a downward spiral of zipping between tasks without actually achieving anything.
I would usually continue on this path until it subsides, or force myself to concentrate on just one task which did help sometimes. But recently I’ve been following a different approach, a healthier approach.
I just take my foot off the pedal. Just put all of that to one side for a few days and do things that I will enjoy. Granted, this luxury isn’t always available, especially when we’re talking uni deadlines. But if you feel this is relatable, I would advise you to just stop and have a think about how important and how urgent these tasks are. If you can get away with a few days of rest, my experience suggests that this will allow you to ‘reset’ yourself, and then get back into it in a much more controlled and organised fashion, leading to more productive outcomes.