The 4 things we do whilst studying for finals. Ah, what a bittersweet week. The Final Stretch. How can summer seem so close, yet so far away at the same time?
Between all this chaos, I wanted to take the time to remind my college readers: You’re almost there!! Give it your all. And if you’re just having a stressful week in general, this will apply to you as well.
I have compiled the 3 most important things to remember during this time of year to keep yourself sane:
1. BREATHE. It is going to be OK. Don’t push yourself to the point of frustration and no return. This will exhaust you as the week goes on. Instead, pace yourself, and remain calm.
2. Take it one day at a time. Yes, sometimes I find myself putting studying off by just reminding myself how much studying I have to get done. This automatically freaks me out and kickstarts a cycle of procrastination. But I’ve found out that by breaking things up- home works, sample exams, and reading the text, things look a little less intimidating and become easier to tackle! However, everyone has their preferred method of revising, so if this doesn’t necessarily work for you, find a routine and stick to it till the end!
3. Have a pre-study ritual!I promise you, this works. For example, I will usually get into some comfy clothes, make myself some tea, gather everything I may need to go to town on this study sesh so that I dont need to get up 100 times, and eliminate distractions. If I am at home, I will usually take a break every half hour for 10 mins to grab a snack, relax, and refocus. Create a routine that will help you get into the study mood by doing things that motivate you and make you feel better.
I hope this helps! Let me know of some effective studying tips, I could use a few! Good luck on finals week. May the curve be ever in your favor 😉