End semester burn out
Tips to help fight it
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 13:04
Most of us find it easier to stay motivated at the beginning of the semester but by the end of it, we just want to be done, and we start slacking on studying and doing homework.
The end of the semester is not the time to slack off. The end of the semester is a time to make sure you are getting everything turned in and studying for that final test. You don’t want to end up getting a poor grade in the class because of one bad test you decided you were unmotivated to study for. Here are some tips from premedhell.com to hopefully kick-start your good habits back into gear:
Working out regularly helps you stay healthy and in shape, but it’s also good for helping you stay motivated. When you work out, you get the blood flowing in your body, which helps you focus. You can also use your work out schedule to help you stay on track for doing other things.
Keep a list
Try to make a list of all the assignments and tests you have left for the end of the semester. Keep separate lists for different classes or make one big list, but color code it to keep things organized. Sometimes seeing that you have things to do will help you complete them.
Make sure to keep track of your time. Don’t zone out while playing video games or while being on the Internet. Set a specific time frame for you to do fun things, but stop doing them when your time is up. This helps you maximize the free time you think you don’t have to work on things that need to get done.
Also focus on trying to get either the big things done first or the little things done if you can. This way you can cross things off the list and feel better about having things done.
Work with a group
If you have some friends you can study with try and form a small group that meets regularly to work on homework and/or study. When you have people helping to keep you accountable, you will see progress much faster. It is also more fun to do things in a group than on your own.
Remember your goals
Make a list of goals that you want to complete for the semester such as getting an “A” in your class that you’ve been working really hard in all semester, or maintaining your high GPA. Whatever the goal is try to remind yourself of it and keep that as your focus instead of the downward slide that comes at the end of the semester. You want to end on a high note!