Hey there everyone!
I hope you guys had a great week last week & to all you students out there, I hope you’re semester has been kicked off strong! This past week has been pretty relaxed for me due to the fact that it is syllabus week, but I am sure that next week will be a little bit more stressful with school work and extracurriculars. I for one know how hard it can be to start a new week, especially with new classes coming into play. So that’s why I wanted to share with all of you my tricks for preparing for a a long week!
Set new goals
I find it super helpful to set new goals at the beginning of every semester. It helps me stay motivated when the semester gets tough & it’s a useful reminder to work hard to achieve those goals!
Your Planner is your Best Friend
If you are anything like me, you have a busy schedule. Whether it be with classes, work, extracurriculars or all of the above, you are really busy. I find that taking some time on Sunday or even Monday morning & planning out what I need to for the rest of the week! It helps me stay organized and on top of the many different things that are going on in my life. If you don’t have a planner, get one now! I also love my bullet journal because it helps keep my personal life, outside of classes, organized.
Take a Breath
Sundays are the perfect time to take a breath and go slow. Take some time in the morning to lay in bed and gradually wakeup, or make some coffee in the morning & just ease into your day! No one is asking you to rush in the morning to get things done, relax and take your time because I promise it will make all the difference for those long weeks later in the semester.
Once the week hits, it’s all full steam ahead & it’s hard to find time to eat well and make sure that my body is getting the proper nutrients it needs. This is something that I want to work on changing. Planning out some healthy snacks for yourself to munch on during the week will help you maintain your busy schedule during the semester, while also treating your body right!
I know everyone hates this dreaded word, but it has been proven that most time exercising helps manage your emotions during stressful weeks. Now I am not saying that you need to run 10 miles or lift a ton of weights (unless you like doing that), but find something that you love to do. If you aren’t a runner, then don’t try to be a runner! Find something that is fun for you & keeps you active at the same time.
Something that I see a lot of people struggle with is maintaining balance in their life throughout the semester. Having work, school, social life, extracurriculars & relationships are a lot of things to handle. As long as you keep the balance during this semester,
Perfect your Study Technique
I still struggle with perfecting my own study technique, but it is super important! Classes matter & majority of the time you have to study for those classes. Now the same technique is not going to work for everyone, so it is important to find a study technique that helps you make it through study time. Especially with a busy schedule, find time to sit down and read a chapter of your book or get a head start on a paper that’s not due for a week or so! Whatever works best for you!
Above everything else, remember to have fun! This semester is not meant to just study all the time. Go and hang out with your friends, spend some time to yourself or make time for hobbies. Letting off some steam throughout the semester will help reduce stress & any built up pressure!
There are so many things that you can do to make your semester go off easy. Don’t be afraid to try new things that can help ease your stress & make this semester the best ever! If you have any more tricks that can help during a long and stress filled semester, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and tricks with me! I love you all & I can’t wait to talk to you guys again soon!
Sending Positive Vibes,
ALSO! A friend of mine that I go to school with came to me and asked me to share his new hit single Never Settle on my blog! It’s pretty awesome & I encourage you all to go and listen!