Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Study Tips & more !

Hey i'm back :) , i know i haven't done a blog post in ages i have just been so busy with school and work and life really. However i am currently off school and sitting with the flu and i thought you know what instead of watching movies i will do a blog post :). Today i have decided to talk about tips on studying and ways of dealing with exam stress because i don't know if it's just me but i get stressed out before exams. Sometimes i find myself sitting up till like half 4 in the morning before my exam.

Recently i just got my study re-done , however stupidly me being me ,  i lit a candle and forgot to blow it out and it burnt the top of my ceiling , i don't know if you can see in the picture but my walls are black , so i need to re paint it all but i just haven't go round to it yet haha. Anyways personally i think it's essential to have a place to study when it's exam time wether you're at university, college , school or just working you need somewhere to store books and keep a plan of what you need to do.

So firstly i think it is really important to keep a planner of all things you need to do and what you have to prepare for in the upcoming weeks. A planner will help you see just how long away you're exams are and it is useful for taking notes of different dates you have things on or homework that it due. A planner is just really a reminder , if you're anything like me i use my planner constantly , it just helps me feel more organised. However you can also use you're phone if you don't want to have to carry a planner around all day , there is a good app called planner plus.  You should definitely check that out.

Next you need to prioritise. Start thinking about the future and what you want to achieve and things you want to do well in. Put you're studying before going out with you're friends , study in the morning for a few hours before going out and trust me you will feel a lot better and less stressed. Set yourself a goal and say if you finish your assignment you can then go out, it's all about what you want to achieve and you know the things you have to do to get where you want to be.

Eat & still have a social life

Also keep up a healthy diet because in the long run it will help so much. Eating before an exam get's you're brain started, they say that blueberries are the best at kick starting your brain in the morning. It doesn't have to be a big 3 course meal just something to keep you're energy up and to help you concentrate. Going out with your friends or family is still really important. Don't lock yourself away in your study for weeks before your exam because you need a break and time to socialise with other people. Even meet up with some friends and go to the library or go to someone's house and just help each other out with different subjects.

Drop all the negative people & remember it isn't a competition.

Surround yourself with the people who feel that same way as you do , people who feel positive and want to study with you. You want to have friends that will encourage you to do you're best and will be happy for you if you do better in a test than they did. I have my group of friends and we help each other out and it is honestly so helpful. Remember it isn't a competition on who can do the best , don't compare yourself to others cause only you know what you are capable of. Don't feel down if someone got an A and you got a B , if you tried your very best then that's all you can do.


Get rid of any distractions

Lastly, make sure you put you're phone on silent for even an hour so you aren't distracted by any noise , cause that always happens to me. Then make sure to take a break and only then can you look at your phone. I used to listen to music when i studied but i realised i sometimes ended up singing the lyrics to a song rather than concentrating on what i was writing , music is good for when you are doing homework or writing an essay but for studying i feel like it can be a distraction. However i know it can be boring just sitting in complete silence for an hour. Just try you're best and trust me you will thank yourself when you're exams are done and you come out with straight As  :) .

Thanks for reading this post , i hope you all do well in your exams , whenever they are. Hope this helped some people and i will see you next sunday with another post . Bye x


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