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My friends and I used to joke that I popped out of the womb as a woman in her mid-forties with a work ethic that didn’t quit.
I have absolutely no problem choosing to stay in on a Friday night cleaning all the drain plugs in my house with soda crystals and white vinegar – thanks Mrs Hinch.
Like many students, I began my side-hustle lifestyle working in hospitality and every so often, taking a break to cry inside the walk-in freezer. (Desperate times call for desperate measures.)
During this time, I was surrounded by hard-working hustlers.
We relentlessly worked until the early hours of the morning, closed down the pubs and then woke up each morning to do it all over again. Black coffee and restaurant gossip pumped through our veins. Uni. Work. Pub. Repeat.
Day in, day out. It wasn’t until the pandemic hit and I was furloughed from my job did I realise I was suffering from serious burnout.
According to the Office of National Statistics, 57% of students who participated reported worsening mental health and well-being during the Autumn term of 2020.
It comes as no surprise that due to the pressures of working, writing assignments, carrying out job searches and coping with the tragedies of the pandemic, students everywhere were – and still are – facing a difficult time.
In this blog, I’m going to share some of the things you can do in order to avoid burnout and achieve the ultimate work-life balance as a student.