t's May 1st, which means finals are right around the corner. We want to ensure you do your best even while distance learning so here are some tips to help you prepare!
Turn off all distractions- Whether this is your phone, a television, or finding a seperate room from your parents/roommates on a work call, it is important to seperate yourself and find a clean space to focus.
Don't get too comfortable- Avoid working from a place you may forget to work on: whether that be a comfy couch or your bed. Find a place that keeps you accountable.
Utilize Zoom for study groups- Although you may not sit next to your classmates every week anymore, that does not mean they have to be out of sight out of mind. Promising to study together is a tool you can use to keep yourself working and motivated.
Set a goal amount of study time each day- Try not to study too little or too much in one day, you can burn out either way. If you dedicate specific time to work and include breaks, you will be much more productive.
Keep an updated calendar for each lecture or exam you have- While sleeping through a final is a nightmare we have all had before, this becomes much closer to reality as we take them from home. Make sure you are on top of your schdule for the week, knowing what time you will need to be up and present for your exam.
These past few weeks have been difficult for all of us. If you find yourself feeling unmotivated to take on the day in front of you, make to-do lists, take breaks, make sure you eat healthy snacks and have enought water throughout the day, but just know that these days will pass. We hope you find these tips helpful as you prepare for your final exams. Good luck!!
Throughout every person’s life, there will be hard times where it’s forecasted to be dark and gloomy, with constant showers. And when it rains, it pours. It is important to use utilize the down time to focus on blooming into the best version of you! Below are some helpful tips to keep you motivated and boost morale.
Stay Busy, Motivated & Physically Active
Find a Hobby - We recommend taking a trip down "memory lane" to rediscover hobbies you picked up when you were younger. Those were the times you were wild and free, and you didn't do something unless you really, really loved it. Chances are, you still have a lot of those same core interests!
Spring Cleaning - Now is a perfect time to start your annual spring cleaning! Start and finish one room at time. Move furniture around to find those sneaky dust bunnies that hung around far too long. We also recommend de-cluttering and reorganizing closets, cabinets & pantry spaces. You'll be surprised to find trinkets and clothes you forgot you had!
Knowledge is Power - You can improve on your knowledge by using reliable online resources. Blast into the past? or maybe you want to learn how to moonwalk? The internet is a fantastic tool to utilize when learning and researching.
Physical Activity - Go outside, walk around, look at nature, think about your day and your life and the people in it. CRANK UP the tunes and dance like nobody is watching! Some funky upbeat music is one sure way to let loose, get the blood flowing, and feel positive.
List your Goals - What is it you want to accomplish in life? If you’ve listed your goals before, it’s always good to update them. Choose one to achieve in the next year. Now think about what you can do today to move closer to that goal, even if it’s just something small. Do this everyday to move yourself closer to that goal.
We hope these 5 tasks push you through the hard times, keep you smiling, and keep you motivated! From all of us at Vista: Stay Positive!