There is less than two weeks of classes left in the semester… Let that soak in for a moment before I repeat it.
There is less than two weeks of classes left in the semester!!!
I love school, but I am definitely ready for a break. This last stretch of classes is dizzying for me, to say the least. If you’re like me, you are catching up in classes, finishing final projects or labs, and trying to unearth some time to prepare for finals.
It’s hard-hitting exertion.
As a senior, I do have a few suggestions that may help you stay on top.
Don’t panic: If you’ve ever read “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” you will recognize this as the most important rule. The split second you begin to panic is the moment everything becomes too much to handle. You need to keep your cranium and think through your struggles. If you need help, just ask. Panicking will stop your critical thinking and leave you nearly useless.
Remember, it’s not over yet: We are close to relaxation and another major holiday; however, school hasn’t ended yet. Hold off your sense of freedom and get prepared for a fight to the finish. We are close to the winners’ circle, so it’s time to put forth our best and last-ditch attempts.
Breaks or bad ideas: If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you’ll know how important I find taking a break. Working too much for a protracted duration will begin to muddle your thoughts and inhibit your skills and knowledge. Breaks help your mind process all the information you’ve gathered and filter it properly.
On the other hand, checking your Facebook page more than a few times a day will only route your concentration. Stay focused!
Sleep is important: When I say sleep is important, trust me. I suffered from sleep deprivation for three years, and it cost me dearly. Sleep is just about the most important function for your body and its recovery.
With that said, you do not need to sleep for 10 hours every night. As a matter of fact, a young adult on average only needs about five hours of uninterrupted sleep to enter the three cycle of sleep and begin muscle repair in the short run. **Disclaimer: you need about seven hours a night to be healthy in the long run.
We’re so close to the finish line! Keep up your hard work and it will be over before you know it.