Happy first day of March!! As we start off the month and head towards spring, midterms are quickly approaching! These tests can be very stressful and often cause us to feel overwhelmed, overworked, and fatigued. Here are SIX WAYS to help you maintain some sanity this midterm season!
- Plan Ahead & Prepare Yourself.
The best defense for anything is to be well prepared. Who can say they’ve ever excelled at anything by waiting until the last minute? Draw an outline, take notes, make a list, and study bit by bit instead of trying to retain all the information at once.
- Use Your Planner.
Make sure you know what your due dates are and exactly where and what time your midterm exams are. Once you lay each day out in a planner, you’ll be able to make sure there is adequate time to complete everything on your to-do list.
- Get Organized.
Staying organized throughout the semester will make studying for midterms, and even finals, a breeze! Review your notes, ask your professor for help, set aside study time, study with a friend, and prepare a little bit every day.
Turn off your phone, computer, tablet, T.V., radio, and any other possible distractions while you study. Although you may think you can multi-task, science assures that you cannot. Your study sessions will be more efficient, take less time, and ensure that more information is being retained. Also, March 9th-10th is National Unplug Day – try it out!!
- Be Good to Your Body.
Eating a nutritious diet, getting enough sleep, and taking some time to relax will work wonders while keeping you mentally fit for exams. Getting some fresh air or taking a short walk are both good options to re-energize and clear your head.
- Treat yourself.
Don’t forget about this one! Reward yourself by doing something you love! Have your favorite dessert, watch that movie you’ve been dying to see, or take a nice long-overdue nap! Whenever you find yourself overwhelmed, think back to your basic motivating factor! You’re almost done!
Good Luck & Happy Studying!
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