Hi guys! So I know there are plenty of threads here on burning out but they're all at the graduate level where options such as taking a break for a few months are available. At the undergraduate level these options really don't exist, at least not for me, so I figured I would get advice from people here who have possibly gone through the same thing. I never really expected to get burnt out, I figured I would always be able to just sit down and enthusiastically do some physics, but apparently I was wrong. I can definitely notice a strong drop in my zest for physics from last semester to this semester. I'm not entirely sure but I think it stems almost entirely from my taking QFT1 this semester. This is probably the first time I've ever hated a physics class with a passion. Unfortunately it's taking away from me being able to focus/self-study other subjects like GR and stat mech and it's also preventing me from working on my research projects with complete concentration and passion. I expected QFT to be a very dry and bland subject at this level going into the class but I didn't think it would be so bad as to contribute so much to me getting burnt out (I'm sure it wasn't the only contributor but it certainly feels like the main one). Unfortunately dropping it is out of the question at this point (I won't have enough credits to be in good academic standing if I drop it). I hated particle physics before but this class definitely helped reinforce that beyond measure. Has anyone been in a similar situation? What would you guys do in a situation like this? How would you go about getting out of the state of being burnt out at this stage? I really don't want being burnt out to dramatically interfere with my research projects. I wanted to try studying on my own from other books like Ryder since I almost always enjoy a subject more when I self-study it as opposed to being forced to study it in a class but we have so much reading from (unfortunately) Peskin and Schroeder each week that reading this on top of other QFT books seems quite impossible on top of the other things I have to do. I really want to try and enjoy the subject, it would be tragic doing all the work for this class but getting nothing out of it, but I'm really not sure how to go about it as I've never been in this kind of situation before. More importantly I just really want to get out of this terribly depressing feeling of being burnt out from physics; it just really caught me off guard.