It is that time of year—the weeks leading up to the end. We are so close, yet so far away. It is quite understandable to be losing all sense of time and motivation, which is why I have compiled the best tips to keeping focused and on top of all your schoolwork.
- Try to get as much sleep as possible
This might sound like bad advice, but really it is key to being alert and retaining information. Try to go to bed on time and early—sleep can go a long way! By doing this, you will wake up refreshed and ready to tackle any sort of exam and final. Plus, you will look better and won’t have designer bags under your eyes. 🙂
- Eat three solid meals
Once again, this sounds like something too simple. However, eating three decently healthy meals a day will help you have the energy and focus to get through whatever assignments are thrown at you. Resist the junk food, and your body will thank you.
This is crucial. To be successful in crunch time, you have to determine what is worth your time. Decide which classes you need to study the most for. Don’t divide your energy and give all tasks little effort. Dive into one project that you need to get done, and get it done!
- Reward yourself
Girlll (or boiii), this is the most important thing to do. We always tend to be hard on ourselves, but look at you! You are in college and being proactive! Your parents should be proud that you are not homeless and a drug addict. After studying, take a break and go out and get a treat, read a book, listen to music, or just take a walk outside. It makes all the difference.
- Avoid procrastination
Procrastination is one of the seven deadly sins. DON’T DO IT. Sit down, turn off all electronics, and get things done early! You will feel better about yourself, and are less likely to experience a major mental breakdown.
It doesn’t have to be running and sprinting, but exercising can alleviate stress. It not only distracts you from constant worries about finals, but it also treats your body! It is a win-win in all areas. Exercise will not only give you an energy boost but will also release endorphins that will make your stress levels go down (for a little while anyway).
- Keep goals written down and on your mind
In my eyes, this is one of the most important ways to combat finals blues. Think of when finals are over. How do you want them to go? Where do you want to be in a year? A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory, and by having goals written down, you are constantly being reminded of what you want to accomplish in life.
Go out and be the best people you can be! Finals will be over before you know it, and your future self wants you to power through.