Are you a therapy student? Sure, you're working hard to someday live the career in therapy that you have always loved. But before that, you have to pass through countless exams and exhausting nights of studying.
So, how do you survive school without hitting burnout and with a good grade to boot?
Do not be so hard on yourself. If you make a bad grade, find out what you can do better next time and move on.
Not every day is going to be a breeze in therapy school, but if you try and put your best foot forth, then think of it as a good day and a job well done.
- Laugh! It helps to get you through the day sometimes and release stress.
- Take time for yourself. The work will always be there piling up, but it is important to take a little time for yourself.
- The best therapy sessions are not always the ones that go as planned. Sometimes they are the ones where you were flexible and “went with the flow.”
- You never know when you will need someone’s help in life, so don’t burn bridges that you will not be able to cross back over down the line.
- The extra time you spent to work on that assignment really does pay off and set you apart from the rest.
- Practice good work ethics as a therapy student and time management every day.
- If you commit to something, be sure that you follow through.
- You never know who is watching you, so always show up and do your best, even if you do not feel like it.
- Think before you speak, enough said.
- Give credit where credit is due.
- Choose your battles carefully. Some battles are not worth fighting.
- Have questions? Ask them! More people are willing to answer your questions than you think.
- Be quick to lend a helping hand and slow to judge others.
- Help others along your journey and smile often.
- Embrace silence. Allow yourself to reflect during those quiet moments in your life.
- Alignment, balance, and stability are all key components along your journey in therapy education.
- Do not be afraid to step back and look at the bigger picture. Sometimes the answers are not in the small details.
- Be yourself. Don’t use your energy as a therapy student trying to figure out what someone else is doing. Instead, invest your energy in improving, aligning, and encouraging you!
- Presentation is important in all areas of your life.
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