… And this December will be a guide to Christmas from buying presents to how to survive the family.
Although we are not yet in December I thought I’d get started on it and get the boring one out of way first, the dreaded studying!!!
So here are my top 5 tips on how to study over the Christmas holidays. 🙂
1. Do as much work as possible before you go home!!
Sounds simple enough but it is so easy to say to your self ‘Oh I’ll do it over the Christmas break, I will have enough time’. STOP RIGHT THERE!! You WILL NOT do work over the Christmas holidays, trust me, it won’t happen. You’ll be too relaxed and at home, which for me is a distraction in itself, and you’ll keep saying maybe the next day. 4 weeks later, you’ve still got a lot of work to do as well as the work you’ve then got to do for the new term, and that’s when stress ensues! Not what you want!
2. Use the time that you travel to your advantage!
Sort of carrying on from before but if you’re either catching a bus, train or plane, whether it’s a half an hour trip or 3 hours. It’s the best time to get some reading done because even if you’ve done the written work your lecturer has still probably asked you to read up on a few articles. If you’re looking for a plus well it means that maybe your 3 hour trip might just feel like 3 minutes. 🙂
3. Make a schedule in advance!
Maybe print it out and put it by the family calendar. It gets the family involved which then means if your mum or dad catches you not working when your schedule says you’re suppose to then you have that extra incentive and support to get yourself into gear! 🙂 Also it means that if your mum or dad wants to have a family get together then they know exactly when NOT to do it!
4. Take advantage of your local library.
If you’re like me and have trouble working at home at any time of the year then Christmas is going to be ten times worse! Your local library is quite, they usually have study booths or at least quiet areas and sometimes it’s quite nice to just get out of the house. Plus you usually have to walk or take a car to and from the library which means you can get focused on the way there and calm your brain on the way back.
5. Return to Uni early.
Even if it’s just a couple of days. It will give you an extra day or two to finish off any work you might have left over and being back will help you get back into the Uni mindset!