So, you might’ve noticed that I’ve kinda been MIA for a while and that is because, for most of us, it’s (almost) finals week. (Yay. – can you feel the excitement?) We are all very stressed and way to tired to function because suddenly we remembered those 100 pages that we said we’d learn last but forgot about. I’m also very familiar with that feeling when you’re studying the night before and when you lay in bed, you think ‘Oh man, I don’t remember a thing.’ (don’t worry, it’s probably just your mind messing with you, as it tends to do that.) So I’d like to share a few of my tips for finals. 🙂
(and I’ll skip the ‘revise, use flash cards, highlight, study!!’ part; everybody knows that!)
#1 Eat healthy
Try to eat as little junk food as possible. Especially while revising – instead of ordering pizza or snacking on Doritos or any other crisps, try a healthy snack. Some ideas are:
– a fruit salad
– raw fruit
– strawberries [or any other fruit] (and oat meal) with greek yoghurt
– oat meal and milk with some fruit
– a smoothie
– a sandwich
#2 Avoid The Call OF The Sirens
… meaning avoid all the distractions. The best way to accomplish this, I reckon, is to turn off your data and WiFi on your phone, take your computer outside of your room, etc. If you think you’re not strong enough to do this on your own, get a friend or sibling or parent to help you. (a.k.a. give your electronics to them to keep until you finish revising.)
Procrastination is a deadly virus, but it can be avoided. So, the next time that you Tweet about how you have so much work to do, maybe try doing some of it? 😀
#3 Be Comfy!
This is super important for me to do. I can’t study at a desk, even though that’s probably better. I have to sit/lay on my bed, preferably when it’s not made. It makes me feel a bit more relaxed and also, who likes sitting at a desk? It’s so uncomfortable!
#4 Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.
This is a very important step that many people seem to overlook. I know that when you leave everything until the last minute you have to stay up a few nights. Some people actually find it easier to study at night. But, sleep is way more important than you might think. Also, it’s been proven that the best thing to do after studying is to go to sleep, so take that into consideration, too. 🙂
#5 Time Management (a.k.a. ‘To-Do Lists’)
This is one of the most important things for me. I make to-do lists for everything! I plan my entire day out, every single minute of it. Organisation is key. Remember to balance out studying with little breaks. (Also, it’s always better to learn smaller parts and have little, frequent breaks.)
Before studying or an exam, go for a run or exercise a bit. It’ll get your blood pressure up and just make you feel better. (or so I’ve heard)
#7 Preparation For The Actual Exam
If you have an exam in the morning, be sure to pack the night before so you don’t stress and have more time to sleep the next day. 😉 Preparation is also key at times like these.
Don’t forget your flash cards, notes, books, notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers… 😀
And there’s some of my ‘Finals Tips’. I hope you enjoyed this post! 🙂
What are some of your best finals tips? Do you do this too?
Let me know in the comments. 😀
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you again soon. 🙂