Our apartments in Lynchburg are centrally located to 4 major colleges/universities and the fall semester has just begun. Here are some study tips to bring back to school with you. And don’t forget to take advantage of the study lounge at Walden Pond Apartments.
Tests and finals are a huge part of college life. Here are some top tips for keeping stress at a minimum:
1. Avoid stressful people.
Stress actually is contagious. During exam week, resist the urge to have a study session with a –tense or stressed out friend. Their stress will add to your stress.
2. Eat healthy and exercise.
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s a wonder how many people forget it. Skip the sugar, which will make you crash, and go for healthy snacks like granola bars, cereal or fruits and veggies which keep your blood sugar stable. If you’re studying for a long time, eat some protein too. It is definitely important to get some exercise, even a 10 minute walk will leave you calmer and more focused. When you feel the most overwhelmed is a great time to put it away and go for a short walk.
3. Just say NO.
Say no to the people who want to take up your time or who want to spend time doing the wrong things. There will be a friend who needs to talk, or a party some night when some friends are done with exams before you. Resist these urges.
4. Force yourself to take breaks.
For every hour or so that you work, take a 10 minute break. Relax for 10-15 mins, then start again. This gives your brain some rest and helps keep you focused when you are studying.
5. Visualize it all going right.
Imagine yourself taking the test and feeling confident that you know all the information. Picture getting all of the answers right, picture how relaxed you feel, picture the A on your test paper. Professional athletes and successful business people do it, you should too.
6. If you’ve studied all you can, get up your confidence!
Have confidence when it is time for the test. You have studied and prepared and now you are ready.
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