This time of year is one that induces stress in both high school and college students alike. Exams are around the corner, with that comes the late nights and loss of social life. I am here to give you some advice from my college experience. Recharge your batteries.
Something can be said about the benefits of studying 72 hours in five days, but when does it become too much? Studying is an important part of getting good grades, but what use is working your brain to the nub when you are too tired to recall the information you have learned.
Don’t get the wrong idea, I am not telling you to stop studying for your finals. I am, however, telling you to take study breaks, liberally in fact. Take a night off, go out with your friends and have a good time. Then get a good night’s sleep and start again in the morning.
If your schedule can take it, then by all means, do it. All the studying in the world doesn’t mean anything if your brain is fried come test day. We as humans are not built to learn 24 hours a day. Our brains simply can’t take it. Instead, take five or 10 minutes to relax every hour and have a little bit of fun. Some people might think this is a horrible idea, but it will benefit you come test day. This advice is something I have mastered over the past several years and practice every chance I get. It may not seem like much, but it has given me some wonderful 4.0 GPAs over the years. Do yourself a favor, kick back and let your brain relax, it has earned it.