How to beat the mid-trimester slump
Time is flying now and we’re in week seven!
Are you suffering from the mid-trimester slump? You know, that period in the trimester where your motivation levels are at an all time low and you might not be feeling your best? Well, here are some tips that will help you get through it!
- Organise your time
During this time of the trimester, you must be able to time manage! Before you know it, your quizzes & exams will creep up on you. So, make a habit of planning each week ahead of time. Make a schedule and fit in your assignments, exams, work shifts and social events.
This will help you stay on track, and avoid the dreaded feeling of being overwhelmed when you leave everything to the last minute!
- Find some study buddies
When you’re feeling down about your studies, I truly believe that study buddies are the cure. Every week, get a group of friends together and study with them. This way, you can exchange knowledge, quiz each other and help each other out. You don’t even need to be in the same courses, but it helps to know that there are people in the same boat as you.
- Re-evaluate your commitments
Nobody wants to crash and burn towards the end of the trimester. Maybe you’re slacking because you’re taking up extra shifts at work, or because you’re hanging out with your friends too much and have forgotten your studies. This is why it is important to review your commitments and make changes accordingly. For example, you may need take up less hours at work.
- Reward yourself for your accomplishments
I cannot stress the importance of rewarding yourself. When you submit an assignment you’ve been working hard on or finish an exam you’ve been studying weeks for, treat yourself! Whether that be doing a little bit of online shopping or having a really great meal with your friends. Rewarding yourself keeps you motivated to do well.
- Cut yourself some slack
You made it through seven weeks of class! That means seven weeks of assignments, quizzes and lectures. Recognise your success and you’ll become more confident and motivated to stay invested in your work. Don’t worry, the trimester is nearly done!