Published: October 23, 2015
With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, the semester is quickly approaching its end. Unfortunately, as much as students wish with the workload was lighter, of course, it is just getting heavier. Around this time it is easy for students to find themselves overwhelmed, stressed and procrastinating. With that being said, I thought this would be a great opportunity to give some of my tips for beating that mid-semester blues.
Sometimes it is really easy to lose track of your schedule, so here’s one suggestion:
My final tip regarding schoolwork, and I honestly believe this is one of the best tips I can give to a fellow student:
While making sure your schoolwork is in check is undoubtedly one of the most vital aspects of college success, making sure you are keeping yourself happy is just as important. That means making a point to set aside relaxation time, or what I like to call “hobby time,” throughout the week. If all your energy and focus is aimed towards homework, exams and essays, I guarantee you will go crazy! Take a study break to grab coffee from Starbucks with your friends or cozy up in bed and end the night watching an episode of your favorite sitcom.
Sophomore Amanda Hurd agrees.
“It’s important to make time to do things you enjoy, because although it might not seem you have the time, it is actually so needed,” she said.
Looking for an even better way to escape the hustle and bustle of school? Join a club! Meeting two or three times a week with a group of peers who share similar interests is the perfect way to make new friends and feel productive in other ways besides academics.
I may only be in my second year at The University, but I truly believe the key to college success can be summed up in one word: balance! Although it is much, much, MUCH easier said than done, once you learn the tricks to achieving a balance between school, friends and extracurricular activities, you will find yourself less stressed, more productive and surprisingly calmer, especially during those seemingly deathly busy moments of the semester, like midterms and finals week.
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