By: Ruben C.
Can you believe it? It’s already the middle of November, meaning that it’s already December. Yes, that’s how months work for me. Time flies, it doesn’t wait for anyone. Which sucks because I could remember me writing my first blog like it was yesterday. (Shameless Plug: You can read it right here )
Anyways, the semester is basically over, but it’s not over yet. We still have a couple weeks left so I have a couple of ideas that I think will help you finish the semester strong!
1. Always monitor your mindset. Monitor your way of thinking. Don’t lose sight of a healthy mindset. Sometimes having multiple responsibilities at the end of the semester can overwhelm you. So it’s great to just step away from the work and breath. Instead of saying “how am I going to get this work done”, say “my work WILL get done!” Think positive!
2. Stay in the moment! Sometimes when your mind is filled with school work and other things you can begin to think about the future and begin to worry. Honestly, worrying never does anything to help. The more you worry the less you are concentrating on your work. Worrying is distracting and can drain you mentally. When you can focus at the task at hand, you won’t have time to worry.
3. Learn the best way to keep yourself from stressing out. Pressure
and deadlines can help us plan and prioritize tasks, work smarter, work more
efficiently. Become the greatest manager for the work that you’re getting done. Having these skills can help reduce stress, and can keep you from freaking out. Be realistic but also be smart about your time.
4. Get your thoughts out of your head! Grab a piece of paper and start writing. Being overwhelmed with our thoughts can make it hard to make sense of your situation. We love to blow things out of proportion and we start confusing the facts. Then we go into panic mode, panic mode is never good. Getting your thoughts on paper can help you decide how you’re going to attack your work. Having a plan of attack in very important as well!
5. Try to avoid being alone all the time. Working in a quiet space with your own thoughts is great, but we as people long for relationships and interaction with others. Reach out to someone, talk to your classmates. You never know, they might be overwhelmed with the same things you’re overwhelmed with. When you connect with other you’re more likely to talk through it, laugh through, and get passed it.
The end of the year is right around the corner and I honestly believe if you take into account these five things, getting through the end of the semester will be easier. Good luck!