With the start of a new school year upon us, the stress of new classes and getting back into the swing of things can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few proven tips to stay on top of your game this semester:
This can be as simple as promising yourself to make it to every class, despite how comfy your bed is, or even aiming to make the Dean’s List. Whatever it is, make sure it’s realistic and continuously work hard at it. With an objective in mind, it’ll most likely encourage you to work harder. And most importantly, don’t forget to reward yourself when you achieve what you’ve been working toward.
Take care of your body
While grades may seem like your top priority, your health should always come first. You can’t expect to pull an all-nighter if you’re not giving your body the proper nutrition it needs to function. By eating right and getting a reasonable amount of sleep, your body will thank you and so will your grades.
Between juggling a full course load and being involved in extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to remember what day it is sometimes. For me, I need to write everything down or it goes through one ear and out the other. I personally recommend getting a daily planner that you can use to write down test dates and club meetings. By having a visual aid to your days it will help you to stay on top of your work.
Treat Yo’ Self
With all the stress that school work brings, making time for yourself is just as important as getting A’s. All work and no play makes a dull college student. So, every once in a while, put down the textbook and turn on Netflix. Your brain will thank you.
To succeed at all of the things listed above, you must be able to juggle all of them successfully. Like most things in life, everything is best in moderation. Yes, study all day for exams, but also spend time with your friends. Finding the balance to all of this is the key to a successful semester.