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The week free of homework, tests, stress and responsibility has once again come and gone in the blink of an eye. Whether you spent your week on a beach, soaking up the sun, or back in your hometown, we all had that one week where we could briefly escape from it all. The cold hard truth sinks in as we face the reality of the remainder of the semester that lies ahead. If you are struggling to find the motivation to get through the end of your semester, read these five tips to help successfully get you through the last weeks

1). Organization

Endless amounts of papers, assignments and books easily get piled up after a week away. Taking the time to properly organize your belongings will allow you to know where everything is making you less stressed. You will be a lot more motivated to get your work done if you know where everything is and don’t have to spend extra time searching for it. It is a simple step that will lead to smooth sailing for studying.

2). Sleep

You won’t have the energy needed to get everything done on little to no sleep and that’s a fact. No matter how much work you need to get done, sleep is not something that should suffer .It is crucial that you get the proper amount of sleep (7-8 hours) each night in order to be able to put full concentration into your work. Plan your days ahead of time and prioritize what needs to get done each day so you don’t find yourself up until 3 AM cramming for your test.

3). Routine

If you study at the same time each day, you will begin to get used to doing so. Setting a schedule for your days that include study time, exercise and social life will help get yourself in a routine that will quickly become habit. Soon, you won’t even have to think twice about sitting down to do your homework and it won’t make it seem so awful every time you have to do it.

4). Fight procrastination

Excuses don’t produce results. The longer you wait to do something, the more you will regret it later. The best way to fight prostration is to just do it. You know you have to get it done, so move forward and check it off your to do list right away.  Plus, you will feel much more relieved once it’s done.

5). Reward yourself

There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a little reward after finishing that long paper. Having something to look forward to gives you the motivation to help get that task done faster. Just remember to do it sparingly and only give yourself the reward if you truly deserve it.

Use these tips to help keep you pushing through to the end of the semester. Keeping yourself on track will ensure that you finish the semester strong and before you know it, summer will be here.


~Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.~

– Hannah Anderson

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