I'm in my 9th straight semester (including summers). I received my AA in Psychology in December '12. I'm working towards my BSW/MSW but I am at a point where I'm sooo burnt out.
ANyone ever feel like that? Suggestions?
No, I don't. There is someone on campus but it's just been one reason not to after another. I really don't get time to myself... most of my time is spent on homework, cleaning, working on curriculum (I run an in home daycare, as well), applying for weekend jobs... I don't know, I guess I spend time at night when laying down/nursing kids to sleep reading or praying. My boyfriend/fiance/their dad is semi involved but going through recovery from a narcotics addiction and that's very trying on its own. The kids adore him but, really, he is something the source of more stress than help.
I really just want to get back into a groove and do well in school. I have NOT been doing so well.
I felt burnout just from the pure focus of being in school many semesters straight, and that was when I was not yet parenting! When you do summers too, it is really tough!
I like Sillysapling's suggestion to get therapy. Therapy isn't a luxury or something 'nice' that one does if there is time. It can really help you knuckle down and prioritize what's going on in your life and make some new strategies/plans. In the olden days of social work training they actually used to require students to be in therapy, since they felt it wasn't fair for someone to graduate with an MSW and provide help to others without experiencing it themselves. While I think the requirement was a little heavy handed, the idea is still a good one.
You are trying to juggle a lot: an intense training program, children, a partner in recovery.....that's a lot. Soon you will have practicums and internships added to that pile. No wonder you are tired and burnt out.