So we are over halfway through the semester now and fully into the swing of things. Midterm season is upon us and as I am sure most of you are realizing it is really tough to keep track of everything. I simply CAN’T stress how important it is to establish your routines. Getting into a routine really helps you deal with all the stress that comes from being a college student. Even the small things, like making sure you eat three times a day or going to the gym every other day, can really make a huge difference. Now how do you establish a routine?
- Using some sort of planner. Whether it is with an app or with a physical planner is up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different methods as you never know what works best for you until you try it.
- And WRITE EVERYTHING. Don’t let yourself slack off make sure every due date is there even if it is something you will remember anyway. This is about building habits for success and those take time to build up.
- Block off time for necessary tasks. If you have an exam coming up block time in advance to study. If you want to start hitting the gym then block off time and STICK WITH IT. Time Management is a big skill you need to learn in college in order to succeed.
- Avoid Burnout. College isn’t all about school. You need to schedule breaks and time off for yourself. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health so treat it that way! Also if you are mentally exhausted all the time then you are going to take longer and longer to accomplish things!
At the end of the day this all comes down to your preferences. If you already have a system in place, then make sure you keep on top of yourself and you should do great!