Hi guys, It’s been a while since I’ve posted but that’s not my fault. The crime is committed by my books and my professors. But since I have a little time now, I thought it would be nice to give you guys some very effective study tips to get you through this rough period! These are the things that help me the most!
1. Make sure that your little mini-office is organised.
It’s very important that you have a clean working place. It’s best to not have any distractions, so I recommand that you clean up everything. The only items that may be in your sight, are your markers and your books (and maybe your laptop WITHOUT your wifi on 😉 ). It gives you a fresh and professional feel and it helps you concentrate. So guys, make sure to throw away your garbage as soon as possible!
2. Motivational quotes
Put them everywhere. Put them on your phone, on your laptop and on your Ipad. Hang them on the wall next to your bureau or hang them on your mirror so you can see the quote all the time. It is proven that this really works and motivates you to keep going.
It’s proven that water boosts one’s mental performance. It keeps you hydrated and it’s extremely healthy (if you drink enough water throughout the day, you might even lose some pounds). It helps the brain function more and you will have a lot more concentration. If you don’t really like water, you can always make it more fun by putting fruit into your water bottle. It not only gives your water a very nice taste, it also gives your body some very good extra vitamins. My favorite fruit water is water with mint and lemon in it. It is very fresh and healthy. Just put the fruit in your water (you don’t need to add anything else), shake your bottle a few times and enjoy!
4. PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY
Your phone is your worst enemy when it comes to exams. He keeps screaming your name until you give in to its powers. It’s best to put your phone some place you can not see it. And definitely shut down your WiFi. It is proven that every time you get a notification on your phone and look at it (even if it is just one second), your brain needs to start all over again when it comes to concentration. It can take over 15 minutes untill your brain is back in full study mode. So guys, just throw it out of your room.
When you are tired of studying or when you are just done with your books, just go and find yourself something or someone to cuddle. I always cuddle my cats, when I’m feeling demotivated and they always give me the strength to go on. If you don’t have any pets, you can cuddle your mom, your brother or even your teddy bear. Thanks to cuddling, your body produces a hormone that makes you feel more happy. And when you feel happy, you feel more motivated to go on!
You need to sleep at least 8 hours a night. It is healthy for your body and it can make sure that the brain has enough time to store all of the information in the right place. You’re going to remember a whole lot more when you have slept enough and you will be able to start a new day with a fresh head.
Make sure that you take enough breaks. Not only does it give your brain some time to process everything, it is also good for the body to get out of your chair once in a while. When you take a break it is very important that you do something that is not hard on the brain. Do something literally brainless. Take a stroll in your garden, lay on your bed for a few minutes or make yourself a smoothie. But don’t take your laptop, don’t watch tv nor grab your phone. Make sure that your brain has some time to catch his breath.
8. Take a bath
It’s very important to relax now and then after you’ve studied all day. The best way for me to relax is taking a bath with a bathbomb (If you want to know which bathbombs are the best, check out my post about Lush!). But you can also relax by doing sports or yoga. Everyone has its own way to relax but this is my favorite way!
9 Don’t talk about your books
When you talk to your friends about what you have already studied and what you still have to do, your friends have ALWAYS done way more than you. Out of personal experience I highly recommend to not talk about those things with your friends. Talk about other things like movies you’ve watched or things you’ve planned for after the exams. But don’t ask her/him, How far are you in your books? Still got a lot to do?? Because I can guarantee you that you will get even more stress from it.
10 Make a summer bucket list
Make a list of what you are going to do this summer and about what you want to do. Set these things as goals and think about this for a second… If my exam results are good, I will have an amazing summer. Write everything what you want to do down and hang this paper in front of your desk as motivation. I am going to the USA and ROCK WERCHTER. So I wrote down : buying a tent for festival, buying new clothes for the US, buying stuff for my go pro, buying cool festival items… You can do this when you are taking a break, and it will give you the motivation to go on and ace those exams!
This is a summer bucket list you can print out and use for yourself!
I hope my tips helped you a lot and good luck with your exams! (Please like, share and follow my blog and instagram if you loved my post)