We are in the home stretch. These next few weeks are going to be tough and stressful for a lot of us. I know they definitely will be for me! For me, it’s been a little rough getting back in the groove coming back from Thanksgiving break. It was like a strange teaser for the moment we all are waiting for…Winter break! The end of the semester!
All the anticipation and excitement isn’t really helping with trying to study for finals and finish all those long term assignments that have been put off to the very last minute. And I literally mean the last minute. I may have turned a paper in at 11:59 that was due at 12:00am…But at least it was on time!
This post kind of relates to my post earlier about stress management. This is about keeping the motivation strong though. Wanting to give up and drop out of school is a common thought that runs through my head on the daily. Remember the end goal. What you want to do after college.
Set goals when you are studying. Every hour you can take a break. Eat a snack! If you are reading, put little candies on the page that make you want to read more. I use Junior Mints because I’m a chocolate/mint eating fiend.
If you’re into a certain show, let’s say the new Netflix series Jessica Jones, after you have reached your goal of reading take a break and watch half of the show then go back to studying when your brain has recovered. I do this with YouTube videos because they are short and I have no self control when it comes to my favorite shows on Netflix…
Keep one evening free during the week! Go out with your friends and do something fun. Don’t lock yourself up! Get out and get some social interaction other than the weirdos in the library that are silently sobbing into their textbooks. Don’t be a textbook sobber.
Just know that we will make it through this stressful time together! Christmas is right around the corner.
Until next time friends! Merry finals week!