Countdown to Spring Break!


Spring break is only a week away and, if you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until your life isn’t dictated by school work, classes, and other obligations.  For me, the week before spring break is probably one of the most stressful times of the year. So to keep you all motivated, healthy, and happy (relatively), here are some tips on how to survive this upcoming week:

1.  Keep on moving on. Multi-tasking is like kryptonite for your brain, especially when you’re trying to learn something new. The key to remembering facts is to give your whole attention to learning them. So if you’ve got a to-do list a mile long, instead of trying to do everything at once, just try and tackle one task at a time and change the tasks up once an hour. Switching things up every once in a while can keep you mentally stimulated and engaged in what you’re doing, making you a more efficient student!


2. Disconnect the cable. When you’re studying for that big test or trying to get that assignment finished, be sure to turn off your phone and the wireless function on your laptop! This is a really tough one, but distractions only prolong the pain, so turn it off!

 

3. Get plenty of shut eye. Making sure to get enough sleep each night will help you be mentally prepared for the day and can actually help you perform better on that super hard test of yours! According to a 2007 study at Harvard Medical School, sleep helps memories lodge themselves into our brain (as anyone who has ever pulled an all-nighter and then tried to recall important information can attest).  Here’s the link to that study. Point is, get at least 6.5-8.5 hours of sleep a night and you’ll be brilliant by morning time 🙂 Or you might turn out to look like this poor pup:

4. Get your mojo back. Taking time out of your busy schedule to do something you find pleasure in can really help you de-stress and recharge! I personally like to attend group exercise classes with friends or meet up with someone and have dinner with them. I find that if I take time to take care of my mental and physical health, I’m more motivated and able to complete the tasks that lay ahead of me.

Hope you enjoyed these tips! Are there any survival tips that you all gravitate towards? Leave them in the comments down below!

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