Joined: August 25, 2000
Going to the school gym and doing laps on the pool did it for me. Others, mostly the females hit the spa and/or yoga/pilates class. One tip I did learn was thatf I was going to take a break, I would take the rest of the day off. Working out and then going back to the books didn't work for me. You need to decompress and get a good nights sleep and then pick up where you left off the next day.
Joined: February 20, 2009
Working out at the gym really helped out, just go out and get all that stress out of you. Try and take a break by doing something nice for yourself when you've just read a chapter in the book for one of your classes or an article. Something I do, is stop for about 20 minues or so and do a hobby like crafting, or scrapbooking, or taking a short bike ride around the neighborhood. One thing that I think gets people so burnt out is that they focus so much on the grades instead of how much they know. Who is going to care a year after you graduate if you received a 100 or a 90 for that A grade? For that matter, who cares if you even have a B+!! It matters how much you know and how good a clinician you will be, not how well you take a test. I sincerely hope this helps out, I've been fighting burnout for a little bit, as I took the long route to get into PT school with 3 years off in-between!