Get ahead in the mid-year break

Next session is around the corner, so now’s the time to do everything you can to save yourself from starting off stresses and overwhelmed.

Check out how you can get ahead now:

1. Plan ahead

Get a head start now by marking your calendar with all of the upcoming events and assignment due dates.

Identify key study goals and put them in a chart on your wall, so that every day you are actively visualising what you want and how you’ll get there.

2. Behind the scenes

Now’s the time to tackle those subject outlines and timetables.

Read through all of your subject outlines, print them and highlight crucial elements for the subject, especially and textbooks or resources that you will need to source.

Get your head around assignment and exam expectations. Know the weighting of each and decide how to prioritise and make the most of the session.

3. Don’t forget everything you know

Whilst the holidays are all about relaxing and rejuvenating, don’t let it be a reason for falling behind or forgetting key things.

Setting aside an hour a day to keep the brain ticking is sometimes all you need to feel on track. Pick a quiet, calm spot and while you’re having breakfast or sitting in the sun, go through one of your subject readings.

It doesn’t have to be intense study, just an hour of productivity will help you start Session 2 on the right foot.   

4. Study together

If you had trouble understanding a concept or need to work on a weak point from last session, go through it together with a group of friends!

It will reduce the start-of-session-stress because you know you’ve been working hard to improve, and you can still take your time and hang out with each other.

5. Take care of yourself

Remember to relax and breathe after last session’s busy period of exams and assignments. Exercise every week, whether that’s going for a walk with a mate or hitting up the gym, and eat healthy.

Without big events and all-nighters on assignments, now’s the perfect time to catch up on sleep!

With these tips, you can get ahead of the game and ensure you have a positive and successful rest of the year. Happy holidays!