Kicking off the Semester Right

Classes have started again, and things have already started to get hectic for a lot of us. It is extremely important to start off the semester right so this post will go over some tips in order to ensure a successful semester.

  • Try to sleep a little earlier and wake up earlier.
    • Apps like Sleep Cycle can help make waking up a little easier.
      • The Sleep Cycle app monitors your sleep cycle and wakes you up when you are in the lightest sleep phase. This ensures that you wake up feeling refreshed. It can tell when you are awake, sleeping, or in deep sleep. It can also detect if you snore and will notify you in the morning.
      • Establish a morning routine that works for you.
    • Drink at least 8 ounces of water.
    • Try to plan out your outfit the night before so that time is saved in the morning.
  • Find a light workout routine, do some simple stretches, meditate, or go to a sauna.
  • Make a healthy and easy breakfast.
    • There are a lot of easy recipes on Pinterest.
      • Smoothies can be a very easy way to get nutrients in. It is even easier if you cut up your favorite fruits or veggies and freeze them in baggies ahead of time. This saves time and effort in the morning. All you have to do is add water, milk, or a nut milk.
    • Make a to-do list or write a journal post.
      • Can write this on an agenda, on a calendar whiteboard, or on an app like the 5 Minute Journal.
    • Take your vitamins.
      • It is important to make sure that you are taking your vitamins from a reputable brand. Many brands will add preservatives and many extra ingredients that are not needed.
      • Organize your supplies and write down the important dates for each class.
      • Use one notebook for lectures. This notebook can be messy and all over the place. Use another notebook to neatly write notes out and work out practice problems after class.
        • This makes it easier to study when it comes time for exams and also ensures that you have seen the material more than once. The retention of the information will be even higher if this is done within a few hours of class.
      • Utilize tutoring sessions and office hours.
      • Make a friend in every class in case you have to miss a day.