I need a break

  1. I think I need a break from school. I love my stat class becasue it's not as hard as i thought and it is fun. dev psyc is ok, but the teacher is rather boring. I think i need a break because i cant do the homework or the readings, i just feel tired and i dont have the energy to do as well as i know i can. i dont know if ishould continue with the semester because im afraid if i do when fall semeser rolls around i will be really burn out. The break between summer2 and fall is only one week. What should I do???
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  3. by   nessa1982
    Right now I'm taking a chemistry class that I'm sooooo tired of. Just think of how much more of a pain it will be to take those classes during the fall. If its not to late maybe you can drop your dev psych class, especially if you hate it. If its too late, I guess you could just tough it out . Oh yes and think about how nice that 1 week break will be Right now I'm supposed to be studying for my chem final, but I got a bit burned out. I also know I could be doing better in this class (I'll probably end up with a B). But for crying out loud its summer, and I'd rather be at the beach! Anyway I hope all goes well in all your classes
  4. by   TinyNurse
    I think we've all been there at one point or another throughout school.
    Complete the assigned work,and comprehend as much as you can, if you really want to be a nurse!

    Do spend some time on the weekends doing something for YOU!

    That is one thing that I never understood in nursing school, we were suppose to be advocating health and wellbeing in other's people's lives, but were left little time to do it for ourselves.

    I remember going to get blood once with an RN and she said, are you thirsty, do you have to pee? I said yeah, i haven't had a drink all morning........ She said, well get a drink girl, nurses gotta take care of themselves.

    it took an RN that was out of school to let me know it is ok to take care of yourself while in school.

    Relax, take a breather and head back to class, School goes so fast once you get into it and start likeing it.

    Best of luck,
    Jenni
  5. by   Nurse Shark
    I know exactly how you feel.....

    I am currently taking Med/ Surg, Pharm,Clinicals, etc. and I feel like I cannot study one more time... We have had to cram everything into 12 weeks for summer.... Luckily I only have 2 more weeks of classes and then a short break before fall term..... Keep a positive attitude, because all of this stress will pay off in the future. I know I have wanted this all my life so I look at the
    situation as I've already spent 2 1/2 years doing all the prerequisites and Ive already spent a year in nursing school so I need to just tough it out for the last two semesters....

    Keep your head up, Remember your goals and why you want to persue Nursing...Also take breaks, just because your in school it doesn't mean you cannot enjoy yourself on weekends. Give yourself one full day to do whatever YOU want to do. It's like a mini vacation.

    Take care and good Luck,

    Dee
  6. by   jemb
    Please take the following as a sincere attempt to help you, and not a flame!

    This is only one of several threads you have started about some activity, job , or class that you have started and either did not finish, or so not want to finish.

    I remember a thread that you started about being a "slacker" student -- just getting by and not working hard.

    You seem from your posts to be an intelligent young woman.
    Do you just overestimate how much you think you can do in a time period. Do you simply get bored? Or once it gets difficult, do you just decide to back off? When is the last time you did manage to finish something you started?

    If you can push yourself to complete the things that become challenging, you will be pleasantly surprised with the sense of accomplishment you will have! Sounds like you need to plan better as well. Don't get into things because someone else is doing it, and you don't want to be left out, or because it will impress someone else. Decide before you start -- before you make a commitment -- whether you really want to give something the effort and dedication to complete it.

    Finish your class unless you are physically ill or some unexpected catastrophe prevents you from completing it. Yes you will not have as long a rest as you would like before the fall semester starts, but you can can do it. (You know you can.)

    If you want to take next summer off from school, plan ahead to do that.

    You'll be amazed at how much better you will feel about yourself and the ability to make you own choices after you develop some 'stick-to-it-ive-ness' ! :kiss
  7. by   Tweety
    I took a lot of breaks in school and wound up not getting my nursing degree until I was 33,which is o.k. But considering I went to school from age 18 until 33 that's a long time. LOL

    My stress tolerance for school become less and less over time. I could not go year around, even part time. But many people take a break and never go back. I did that while working on my BSN, just stopped about five years ago.

    Do whatever you gotta do, hold on to your dreams.
  8. by   sashibeak
    I think as students, we all get our times when we feel exhausted and that we can't take anymore!

    But it is going to be like that when we are nurses too.

    As everyone else has said, take some time out during the week for you...........even if it's only a few hours.

    I have been at school finishing up my prereqs since April of last year with NO breaks. I start the program in August. I only get a week off before it starts.

    My boyfriend and I are going to Las Vegas for a few days break, which I am reallly excited about!

    My advice to you? Push on. Take some timeout during your week off in the summer. I think as hopeful future nurses, we need to discipline ourselves to keep going.

    Good luck! You can do it if you really want to.............. and if you don't want to, then maybe you need to rethink things over.
  9. by   ava'smomRN
    You all are great. I knew what kind of responses I would get from yall and the response I'd get from my family/friends. Thanks to your comments I feel a little better and much more determined.
    jemb, your post started off in opinion offensive. FYI i have completed several tasks, did you read the post about my phlebotomy class. Im not trying to be sarcatic. Your post moved me the most, because you are right. Thank You, and thank you to all the other posters
  10. by   ava'smomRN
    Originally posted by jemb
    Please take the following as a sincere attempt to help you, and not a flame!


    You seem from your posts to be an intelligent young woman.
    Do you just overestimate how much you think you can do in a time period. Do you simply get bored? Or once it gets difficult, do you just decide to back off? When is the last time you did manage to finish something you started?

    :kiss
    sometimes,yes,no,read my posts. this is my 4th semster in school, and guess what?..... i finished all three!!!

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