Struggling with motivation, organization, or academically? Try reaching out to the WVWC Student Success Center!

They are a great resource on campus and are ready to help.

Click 'Discover More' to learn other ways this Center can help you or e-mail ssc@wvwc.edu

8.

Motivation
Curious about what motivates you? Click 'Let's Try It' below to take a quick quiz. 

W D E P .

WANT

What do you want? What goal are you trying to achieve?

DOING

What are you doing currently and consistently to reach the goal above?

EVAL

UATE

Let’s evaluate. Is what you are doing currently and consistently helping you to reach your goal?

PLAN

Most likely.. it is not. But that is okay! Begin creating a plan to reach this goal you have set and are trying to achieve.

Check your thoughts.

Unhelpful Thought

  • I am a failure.

  • I am going to feel likes this forever.

  • My work must be perfect.

  • I have had and have accomplishments in my life like being a student at WVWC.

  • I have felt this way before and it did not last forever.

  • There is no such thing as perfect. I will try my best to complete and/or study for this assignment because that is all I can do.

Factual, Challenging Thought

Burn Out

  • Dread going to class

  • “Sunday night blues”

  • Stress-related health problems like migraines/headaches, insomnia, muscle tension

  • Always tired

  • Apathy

  • Resentment

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Making more mistakes than usual

  • Procrastinate

  • Decreased productivity, missing deadlines

  • Boredom

  • Giving up or not setting academic, athletic, personal goals

  • Conflicts with peers or professors

  • Using unhealthy coping strategies (alcohol/drugs, food)

Signs You Are Burnt Out:

One of the most helpful ways to combat burn out, is through the practice of self care. While this has become a buzz word in today's culture, it is important to recognize the importance and taking care of yourself on a day-to-day basis.

What is self care? 

Self care is taking intentional steps and making choices to build a life you don't need to regularly escape from. This can be "treating yourself" to a face mask, movie, or dinner. But self care is also parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness. This includes drinking water, getting enough sleep, incorporating movement, and nourishing your body.  Self care is not trying to "fix yourself" by a few small acts but rather actively take care of yourself over and over again . Below are some additional examples of practices you may  begin implementing in your day-to-day life to help prevent or rebound from burn out:

  • Reach out for support

  • Practice non-judgement

  • Read a book

  • Watch a favorite movie or TV show

  • Listen to your favorite music

  • Draw, sketch, color

  • Journal

  • Do a puzzle or crossword

  • Take a relaxing shower

  • Deep breathing

  • Tapping

  • Abstain from alcohol consumption

  • Get a massage

  • Do yoga

  • Meditate

  • Take a short nap

  • Gentle stretching

  • Cry

  • Go to group therapy

  • Cook

  • Pray/go to religious ceremony

  • Practice mindfulness

  • Drink water

  • Exercise

  • Eat right

  • Visit friends

R E S O U R C E S

M U S I C

  • Eye of the Tiger, Survivor 

  • Survivor, Destiny's Child 

  • Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

  • Livin' On a Prayer, Bon Jovi

  • Good as Hell, Lizzo

  • Honey, I'm Good,  Andy Grammer

  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye

  • Whatever it Takes, Imagine Dragons

  • Guiding Light, Mumford and Sons

59 College Avenue

Buckhannon, WV 26201

https://www.wvwc.edu/campus-life/health-wellness/health-counseling-center/554-2/

Tel: 304-473-8803

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Sat - Sun: Closed

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