Time certainly does fly! We are just a little over the halfway mark for fall semester 2023. How are you feeling? We imagine you have covered the entire emotional spectrum up to this point – and you know what? We can sympathize. Likewise, we have a few practical tips to get you through the hump and stay mentally strong for finals.
When you have hours of TikTok videos to scroll through, it’s difficult to stay on task. Try the 5-minute rule that has helped us stay on task. While 5 minutes doesn’t seem like a lot of time, you’d be surprised just how much you can get done.
The concept is simple – create a task list and accomplish them in 5 minutes. If it’s a larger task, break it down into smaller chunks that you can finish within the 5-minute timeframe. These mini accomplishments will begin to accumulate, and the satisfaction that comes from completing your tasks will become almost addicting. This will ultimately result in making you feel like you can do even more.
No matter how seemingly tough it gets, we know that you’ll get through it. You’ll look back in hindsight and say, “Such a cakewalk.” Experience is the best teacher in life, so whatever you do, go at it 100%. Stay strong and finish out the semester solid.