New year, new semester! As I pack my bags and get ready to head back to school for my second semester of college, I am confident that there are specific things I can do to succeed to my fullest potential in these next few months! There are some habits that I will be continuing from the previous semester, and there are some others which I have decided will be a good addition to my daily after-class routine.
1. Get AT LEAST 7 hours of sleep.
Yes, I know. Basically impossible, at least for me: a girl who showers at 1:45 am and hits the sack at 2 am pretty much every school night. However, If I can get the extra sleep, I will be way happier and it will boost my immune system too. It is so important to get the right amount of Zzz's, so I'm going to try my hardest to make sleep a top priority for the rest of the school year.
2. Do Homework on Saturday.
"WHAT? No, never!" you all say, but hear me out. I have found that doing one class's homework assignments Saturday right when I wake up has left me way more time for relaxation on Sunday nights and even throughout the school week. It is a great way to get yourself motivated and gives a great sense of accomplishment.
Get moving first thing in the morning. This is proven to give you more energy throughout the day, and therefore, you won't be dozing off in any of your classes! This will overall help you retain information from class, and you get to get fit at the same time! Win-win!
4. Read your textbooks (as long as their relevant).
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When the professor announces there will be test questions based on the textbook, don't ignore that. He or she is implying that the book will be of importance to you, therefore, you should sit down and read it! There's no harm that will come from it, only a good grade at the end of the semester!
5. Write everything down.
Type, write into a planner or put on a calendar all the assignments you must complete, the events you must attend, the papers you must write, the exams you must study for, etc. If you write down every single thing you must do with due dates, you are much more likely to get everything done, and it really puts into perspective which days you will have more free time for Netflix or hanging out with friends.
Hopefully, these tips can help you start off on the right foot this semester! I hope everyone has a great first week back! Time is flying, make it count!