It’s that time of the semester. Everything you have been putting off for the last minute is catching up to you, and you feel like your teachers are just piling everything on you on purpose and it seems impossible to get through, but in the end, we somehow make it out on the other side.
Here are a few pointers I find to do to get me through the next few weeks.
- PLAN AHEAD! I can’t stress that enough to people,if you just write it down in your planner, on your calendar, or even put a reminder on your phone, it will reduce your stress immensely knowing you have a plan to do that paper, or to make that study guide for your test.
- Sleep. I know it seems silly telling you to sleep during the most stressful weeks of your life (it will seem), but if you don’t get enough sleep in your daily schedule, it will catch up to you and mess up your studying schedule. You want to be well-rested when trying to study or it will just go in one ear and out the other.
- Take a break from your work. You can’t drive yourself crazy doing your work 24/7 because you will be run down and maybe your work will not reflect the results you would like to get. If you’re having trouble concentrating go out to eat with your friends, get your mind off of school for a few hours and come back with a clear head to focus again and it will be much easier to retain the information.
Just relax and do your work, everything will turn out great if you take care of yourself first!