That’s right, TWO posts in one day! It might be finals week–I must be tired. Obviously.
Usually, I would be beside myself, feeling guilty about my lack of productivity during this imperative time. I couldn’t help that my self schedule got derailed, and tried to nap, but couldn’t sleep. So, no–I did not study today as I should have.
But that’s OK.
I kept up all semester–especially this 3rd exam period. And I did finish the readings for the impossible amount–but gave up on outlining them. I can always do that over winter or summer break. Also, I organized my open-note exam class materials. So everything is neatly tucked away and in good order for quick retreval. Also, I flossed already and filled my water bottle for tomorrow. I’ll go to bed early tonight, and tomorrow will be a new day.
And I have a plan: Study, my study sheets before I even touch my computer to set the right tone for the day. Chug water during that time. Go to work. Come home and get straight in a bath–where I’ll be forced to concentrate on my study sheets. Cool will bring me a seltzer water energy drink so I can energize at the same time. Then, I’ll play the flashcard piles game where 100% know, goes in one pile, most of the card but with different words goes in one stack, half-way in another, and 25% and less stays in my hand. That makes me go through the entire pile, entertains me, then helps me focus only on the cards I don’t know well. Then, I’ll look through my notebook for the open-note test, just to famalarize. If I have time and motivation, I’ll read the charts and graphs in the test, and do end of chapter questions. Contingency plan–if my neighbors are major D-baggs again and my sleep suffers I will 1] CALL my landlord to deal with it immediately. 2] go to a physical coffee shop in order to minimize distractions and caffeinate. 3] study on the treadmill where the 30 minutes must be finished. Missing today won’t mess me up.
Operation Set myself up for success tomorrow is IN play!
- Energy Drinks – do you need them? (dynamicfitnessuk.wordpress.com)
- Exam Time! Top 10 Study Methods To Make It Through (be-loved.net)
- Final exam horror stories (cengagebrain.com)
- A comprehensive guide to keep exam stress at bay (excelrealtyacademyblog.wordpress.com)
- Final Exam Tips from Lindsay (arcinformationstation.wordpress.com)