Burnt Out on School? 28 Ways to Reclaim Your Mind

It’s no surprise that school can cause a lot of stress. With the incessant flow of tests, papers, projects and reading assignments, it can be a struggle just to keep up in a single class. On top of that, add four more classes, extracurricular activities, plus work, and we’ve got a pretty demanding schedule. College can leave one feeling burnt out and a little bogged down at times. We must find relief from this drudgery somehow.

Here are 28 activities to wind down your day and help keep stress at bay.

  1. Put your to-do list out of sight & out of mind.
  2. Burn one down.
  3. Write in a journal.
  4. Pickup the book you’ve been meaning to read.
  5. Take a long shower or bath.
  6. Enjoy the outdoors.
  7. Lay down.
  8. Listen to music.
  9. Watch a movie.
  10. Get some sleep.
  11. Crack open a cold one.
  12. Take some time alone.
  13. Brew and enjoy some  warm tea.
  14. Hang out with a few friends.
  15. Play your favorite game.
  16. Go somewhere new.
  17. Make a homecooked meal.
  18. Go out to eat.
  19. Do some creative writing.
  20. Watch the sunrise.
  21. Watch the sunset.
  22. Take time to reflect.
  23. Appreciate the simple things.
  24. Play with your dog or cat.
  25. Go for a long walk.
  26. Draw or paint a picture.
  27. Start a pickup game of basketball or another sport.
  28. Work on a personal project.
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Those are just a few ideas. What do you do when you need to take off a load of stress?