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Woo hoo I’m so happy that it’s Thursday. I had a quiz yesterday and after I turn in an assignment this morning I have no more hw or tests for a little bit! You know what that means?? That I can actually relax over Thanksgiving break and enjoy my time at home :D.
I have a bit of a confession to make. I’m getting burned out on school. Like big time burned out! Don’t get me wrong, I still love the field I’m going into and the things I’m learning, but all of the reading, studying, assignments, projects, and tests are finally getting to me!
I guess it kind of makes sense considering I’m going on my 6th straight year of higher education. School is draining! I have never been more ready to be out there in the real world. When the day comes that I won’t have to study for another test or write another paper or do some random assignment will be so amazing!
I honestly realized all of this the past few days. I think I’ve known deep down that I’m experience some burnout, but studying for the quiz I had yesterday seemed to really enlighten me. I just couldn’t bring myself to study that much. I kept trying to sit down and look at the material but I would find myself getting incredibly distracted.
That can happen anytime you say? I know, and it has happened to me before, but the difference is that this time I just didn’t really care. And that is so not like me! I have always cared about my grades and working hard. It’s just a part of who I am. But right now all I feel like doing is getting through school. Passing. Making it. Finishing.
That is not the attitude to have. Especially if I don’t want to be miserable until May (when I’m done with the academic part of my degree). Now, I don’t necessarily want to pressure myself to get perfect grades. That’s just unrealistic and I would like to have some semblance of a life. But, I also want to care about what I’m doing. I don’t like this burnout feeling. And the sucky thing about it is that it’s not like I’m burned out with a job and I can quit and find a new one. I can’t quit school. I don’t want to either because I love what my career will be….I just don’t love the school part of getting there haha.
Let’s just hope that Thanksgiving break will rejuvenate me for the remaining part of the semester and then winter break can rejuvenate me for my final semester!
Anyway, enough complaining. I just wanted to share with you the active recovery workout that Chris and I did while at the workout park in Florida.
An active recovery workout is one that is low in intensity and low in volume. The goal is get the blood moving in the muscles you have worked and that are recovering. Also an active recovery workout can also help loosen up tight muscles that are stiff.
Active Recovery Workout:
Complete on a playground or outdoor workout park/gym
Repeat each circuit 3 times
- Body weight squats: 30 reps
- Planks with arms on bench, bring legs to chest: 1 minute
- Squat thrusts: 12-15 reps
- Push-ups on bench: 15 reps
- Step-ups: 12 reps each leg
- Underhand inverted rows: 12 reps
- Monkey bars: once down, or down and back
I hope you guys have an awesome Thursday!!
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Have you ever experienced burnout? What did you do about it?
Do you ever do active recovery workouts? What do they look like?