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Burnout

The josh is high. ‘Enthusiastic studying with an air of dedication’ summarizes the first month of Final Year. Although it seems that if these High Energy Days continued throughout the Year it would guarantee success that is NOT the case; take prolonged exertion, mix it with anxiety and stress and you have the recipe for ‘Burnout’. So, counter-intuitively, it's best to replace high-energy-high-stress mindset with an Optimum (not opium) mindset. This Optimum mindset can keep you running till the end. Like a long distance runner who starts off slowly and picks up pace at the end. Final Year is a marathon rather than a 100m sprint. Here are some ways to prevent burnout & win this race. See you at the finish line! 1. Deal with stress. Stress is so common in medicine that we consider it part and parcel of final year. Well it's okay to be stressed sometimes and not all the time, and it should be the kind of stress that keeps you at your table studying. If it'