How To Finish Strong & Avoid Burnout
It’s getting to that point in the semester: it’s cold, dark out at 5 o’clock, and you’re so close to winter break that you’re losing the energy to do anything remotely academic. That’s okay! It’s normal! So here are some tips to keep it all together:
Step 1: Take Care of You
Now that the days are shorter and a little gloomier, you need to make sure you are in good shape. That means good nutrition (get in all your vitamins, especially C & D!), exercise, and sleep. The better you feel physically, the more productive you will be with your schoolwork.
Step 2: Stay Organized
Just because you only have a few assignments or exams left in each class, doesn’t mean you can slack off now. This is the final sprint! A good way to stay on top of things is to make lists. That way you won’t forget about anything and it feels good to physically cross out or check off items as you complete them.
Step 3: Stay Motivated
There are four weeks left of classes and then finals week. You are almost finished your first semester here and you made it! Work hard for the time remaining and then you get to relax for almost a month. Get those good grades and then be proud of them; you earned them!