We've finally made it! We've gotten past the first half of the semester and we're on the downward slope to freedom. Unfortunately, that means we've hit the mid-semester slump. If the weather outside is dreary and you're up to your eyeballs in homework and studying, then you're in the mid-semester slump. At this point in the semester, we're all just ready to give up and hope we win the lottery. Getting through the mid-semester slump is one of the hardest things to do, so here are some tips to help you get through it!
1. Make a schedule and stick to it.
While it seems pretty obvious, the best way to make sure you get all your work done and study enough is to make a schedule! Block out time each day for the assignments and studying you need to get done, so you can do it over a gradual period of time. That way you're not up until three am the night before trying to finish it all!
2. Try something new.
Being in a mid-semester slump doesn't always have to revolve around having a pile of work to do. Sometimes you're just not feeling like yourself. So, get out there and try something new. Join a new club, do a new activity on campus or do something as simple as taking a new route to class or sitting outside and doing homework. Changing up your routine definitely helps kick the mid-semester blues.
3. Get plenty of sleep , eat good and stay hydrated.
While this one is also pretty obvious, not many people do it. Get a reusable water and take it with you wherever you go. Get a full nine or 10 hours of sleep, it'll help you focus more and won't leave you dragging. Eat three meals a day and try to eat healthier, it'll give you more energy and ready to kick some butt !
4. Clean and / or organize your room.
Having a clean and organized environment helps destress you and cleaning is very therapeutic. You'll be thankful you took the time to make sure everything is put back in its place when it's time for you to study from your textbook or you're running late to class and need to find your keys.
5. Have fun.
The easiest way to get rid of the mid-semester slump is to have fun! Sure you may have a lot of work to do, and while you should definitely complete it all, it's important to go out with your friends and have fun! Even if it's as simple as you and your friends going grocery shopping or as complex as going bowling or to play laser tag, getting out of your room and with some other people will definitely help you get out of your funk!