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Burnt out on school? Follow these tips!

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Now that whatever measure of winter we had in California has melted away, it seems as if everyone’s mind is focused on one thing: spring break! Sunny days spent relaxing and enjoying the warm weather seem to be extremely close. Here are some tips to help you stay focused and hang in there until April 4th:

Manage your time wisely

When it comes to keeping a fresh mindset regarding school, time management is key; it is much easier to keep an optimistic perspective when you are not consistently staying up late to finish homework at the last minute. So, what does this mean for you? Do not procrastinate. If you simply do a bit of homework each day, there should not ever be a need to pull an all nighter.

Set goals

Life becomes infinitely more enjoyable when you have something to look forward to. Setting goals for yourself does not need to be a major ordeal. Simply set tiny, daily goals for yourself that are reasonable to fulfill. Some examples might be going to the movies with friends after a long study session or sitting down to watch your favorite TV show after you finish a big project.

Take short study breaks

How you study often is a large factor in how quickly you become burnt out. Those who attempt to study by cramming large amounts of information in a short amount of time often find themselves feeling spread thin. So, in order to avoid this pitfall, take breaks to clear your head while studying. The breaks do not have to be long; start by taking five minute breaks every half hour and then adjust the time to fit your needs.

– Rachel Baldauf