After a fantastic holiday break, it can be difficult to get back into the school mindset. From spending time with loved ones to spending time with your textbooks, it is not always a fun transition. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind to prepare for a successful second semester:
1) Keep your mind sharp
After a long and stressful exam season, taking time to relax is important. One way you can continue to keep your mind stimulated while remaining stress-free is reading for leisure. Find a good book and cozy up by the fire to keep your mind sharp and relaxed.
2) Get prepared
To get the most from this semester, you should be prepared for what is to come. Some small easy ways to prepare include; reading course syllabi to know what each course is about and what it consists of, find your textbooks, know your schedule, and ensure you have all of the supplies you need for the semester. Not only will this make you more aware of what your semester might look like, it will make the transition from holidays to second semester less stressful.
3) Plan your time
Now that your course schedule is set, designate time each week for studying and de-stressing. It is important to allocate time for studying to ensure you keep up with school work, but it is just as important to set aside time for relaxing. Keeping an updated agenda with tasks to do is one way to do this. By organizing your time effectively, you will be able to avoid stress by staying on top of your work and making time for yourself.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and we wish you all a very successful second semester!