This summer Carrot and I had the honor and joy of taking summer school classes. We'd now like to think of ourselves as experts of some sort on this subject. Taking classes to get ahead can sometimes get overwhelming and weigh on your summer fun, but with the right schedule and planning everything becomes way less stressful.
So, today I am here to share with you tips on how to survive summer school!
1. Plan ahead & don't fall behind!
Easier said than done, right? Like Carrot mentioned in How I Organize My Life, I stole her idea of using a composition notebook from the dollar store to plan my weeks out. I have one page for each week in my summer school classes, and with color coordination and due dates it really helps to keep me organized and on top of things. I recommend setting up the simplest format that works best with your brain so you can stay on top of everything!
2. Give yourself a "weekend"!
All my course work is due on Sunday night, and I try to get everything done and turned in by Saturday night. I like to do this as a way to give myself a day off where I don't have to stress about anything and can just relax. It's a little more work to get things done a day ahead, but I need that day off to relax. Once I got on the schedule of finishing a day early, it's been pretty easy to stay on top of things. You deserve a break, plan your week so you can get at least one day a week!
3. Get in your study zone
Figure out the best study habits to help keep you motivated and caught up, and stick with it! Just because it's summer doesn't mean that you should slack off on studying. Try and keep on top of good study and learning habits so that you don't fall behind. This is also a great time to try out new study habits to see what works best for you.
PS- Check out my Summer Study Playlist to get some work done to :)
4. Change up your scenery
Spending the day doing school work in my room can drain me and make me become far less productive than needed. For days when I need to focus and get stuff done I like to change up my scenery. I sometimes like to go to a coffee shop, get an iced coffee, and get some stuff done! I sometimes like to go to the library or even do some work in my backyard. Avoid the cabin fever that can come with doing classes from home.
5. Reward yourself
Summer school can sometimes be overwhelming, but you need to be kind to yourself. Summer is meant for relaxing, but summer can also be a time of hard work. You took an extra step to stay sharp and take extra classes, and you need to reward yourself for doing this!
You go girl, get that A!
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