Online classes can present unique challenges. Feeling less motivated than usual? More exhausted and irritable? Less inspired and creative in your school work? You may have academic or education burnout, which is a very real condition that is both diagnosable and treatable with the right steps.

The first part of treating academic burnout is recognition and acknowledgement of the condition, followed by some serious commitment to change your current habits. You can overcome academic burnout, and prevent it from happening again! Here are some tips how to avoid education burnout.

have 3 achievable goals a day

Having a long list of things to do everyday is super unrealistic and you just end up feeling bad about yourself because you did not accomplish your goals for the day.
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leave your sundays open

I love sundays because they are my day to chill out and catch up on school work that I was not able to finish during the week.
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recognize when you are at your emotional limits

Forcing yourself to get work done when you are unable to comprehend your study material does not benefit anyone.
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learn how to say no

People will ask you for your time and it will stretch you to the limit, whether it be at your job, at your extracurricular or in your personal life. Know when to step back and say no.
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take care of yourself physically

Take breaks, go for walks, shower regularly, get enough sleep, eat healthy, talk to your family and friends.
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celebrate your accomplishments

Treat yourself after big exam, indulge in a night off after a busy week with some Netflix and snacks.
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make a study plan beforehand

It can be daunting to see how much work you need to put in to a class or task beforehand but this allows you to spread your work evenly so you do not become overwhelmed.
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learn how to ask for help

It is very rare that people make it through high school or college, without needing the advice of others or just a kind soul to vent to, find that person.
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never forget your hobbies

You will need things that keep you sane, if you love to play music, write, play volleyball or cook, make sure you do not lose these things, they will become your escape when times get tough.
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log off from time to time

It is exhausting to be constantly connected to social media and your mail, just physically disconnecting from these for a night to take care of yourself can really help you clear your mind.
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Remember, your health is your priority

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In the end, you may need the help of a professional. Speak to a guidance counselor, mental health counselor, school counselor or other professional to help you overcome school burnout. You may also enlist the help of friends, family and teachers.