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Today I want to talk about the up coming holidays – Christmas time for a lot of people in education so I myself know how hard it can be studying and enjoying the holidays. So I want to share a few tips for studying during the Christmas Break:
- Be realistic about what you can achieve – Setting a time to study with breaks in between is important so I would personally say 1 hour working and then 10 minutes to have a break, being able to plan is being organised and allows you to make the most out of your time. I find that if I have a week off I like to set certain study days so I know on those days I can spend a few hours of those days dedicating my time to my studies. It is very important to enjoy the holidays as it is a time to relax as your well being is important. When studying or doing assignments set from your education it is important that you are realistic and not setting yourself too far ahead as that could cause unnecessary stress.
- Find a quiet place to study – This could be in your bedroom, kitchen, a local library, anywhere you want as long as it is a set place for you to study in quiet so that you know you have the chance to concentrate. Letting your family and friends know not to disturb you when you are at your quiet place can help as sometimes people often forget to tell family and friends and can then become easily distracted. By finding a set place and telling your family and friends it allows you to fully focus on what you want to get done.
- Get Sleep/Rest – It is recommend you start studying early in the day to get a good nights sleep. Plus, the later in the day you leave studying, the easier it is to procrastinate and delay further. However, when you start early, you have more time for the rest of the day, which leaves you able to do fun things after you have studied as a treat for working hard.
- Write a To – Do List – Writing what you need or want to do is a great idea as it allows you to feel accomplished as you go down the list. I personally like to put a box next to each task so I can tick them off once I have done them so I know what I have accomplished. Putting the tasks in order of high to low priority is a great way of knowing what you would like to do first this way you will know and are less likely to get flustered.
I hope these tips help through the holidays, and enjoy the spirit whilst studying,
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