i’m internally screaming in front of the 400 pages i have to learn until next week
There is always hope,
Never give up📍
these posts are probably the only reason I know which year we’re currently living in.
semi-productive day with some physiology and biochemistry.
hope y'all are doing good! 🌼
How did other pre-meds begin to find jobs in clinics or in research? I would really like to find one, as opposed to my nanny job now. I am at a community college (on the transfer track as I pay for it all with my husband) so I can’t find any through my school itself.
I’m about half an hour away from the last final of my first semester of college. All of my classes were pass-fail so I’m ending with a 4.0!
It’s been really hard to juggle full-time work and pre-med studying and had to cut my volunteer hours. So we’re talking about my husband going from part-time to full-time work so I can volunteer more or try to find a research job.
Ordered a new laptop today, it was the most money I’ve ever spent on a single thing. It was very hard for me to agree was necessary but my husband helped me agree since my current space bar is going out.
so i might have a very important anatomy test in the near future and i’m not even halfway through the syllabus (yay!)
so basically today was anatomy day.
Hope y'all had a great day 🌼
I need anatomy studyinspo 😪😫
kind of off topic but if you are struggeling with productivity - here is a video with a few tips!!
I forgot to do last week’s challenge so I’ll be doing both this week. I hope you’ve all been having nice days :)
- Mon - Take a picture of your pet (if you don’t have one share a picture of your favourite animal)
From left to right, these are Penny, Bonnie and Bianca aka my babies:
Our superheroes 👏🏼💪🏼
Stay home! Stay safe!
Hi y’all! I hope staying home hasn’t gotten to you too much during this time. I know it can be hard to stay productive, and it’s totally okay to have moments without any productivity at all! Here’s tips I’ve been doing while I’m studying from home and trying to stay productive, and I hope some of them might help you out too!
Go to classes on zoom when they are scheduled (even if there is an option to watch lectures later).
I know it’s not super fun to attend a 9am ochem lecture four times a week when I could just stay in bed but it gives me some sense of routine since I was used to going to that class when school was still in-person. Today is my one day of the week where I don’t have 9am lecture so I slept in and boy let me tell you.. today was extremely unproductive lol.
Create somewhat of a weekly schedule on Google Calendar.
When classes were still on campus I had them down pat in my calendar with times and such for my meetings and extracurriculars. Now things are a little different because I only attend one class (out of four) at its designated time because the professor does lecture during that time. My other classes I put on google calendar based off what I know I should get done that day. For example, I usually have 3 to 4 modules for psychology so I put in blocks of about an hour every other day labeled “PSY 202- mod 1″ or something similar. This then brings me to my next point which you know is my favorite..
Make a daily to-do list!
When I’m not feeling too productive I put my to-do list on a post-it note and stick it to my laptop but usually I make my weekly schedule on Google Calendar and then switch over my tasks to my bullet journal. I put about 3-5 things to do every day within the week, leaving out Saturdays because I learned this year in college that I should always take off at least a day from classwork entirely for self-care. I put due dates, zoom calls, calls I need to make, etc. on there so I know what’s up.
Work during productive times (and don’t continue working all day).
Even though I really dislike waking up early (or at any time for that matter), I know that my most productive hours are between 9am and 12pm with another lil spark of productivity from 6pm to 8pm. So I’ve developed a routine where I work on schoolwork from about 9am to 2pm when my mom gets home from work (shoutout healthcare workers!!). Anything I didn’t get done during that time either moves to the 6pm time slot if it’s something I can do from my room easily (since I do work in my dad’s office in the morning time) or to the next day if it’s not due too soon.
Set timers and take breaks.
If you saw my last post you know I’m currently in love with the Focus To-Do app because it’s the only thing I’ve found that keeps me truly productive. Forest also works well as a pomodoro timer, but I like to be able to pause without my tree dying in case I really need to take a break or something. So set your timer for a decent time (25 minutes seems to work the best for people), do your work during that time, and then take a break (5 minutes). I only really work through my breaks when I’m super close to finishing something otherwise I take my break. On these breaks, I walk around my house, maybe go outside for some sun, grab a snack, look at my social media, etc. Then it begins again! This really helps me not feel so burnt out by classwork.
Y’all already know how important self-care is (it’s so important I dedicate my whole Saturday to doing only things that make me feel good, accomplished, relaxed, or happy lol!) and I don’t need to repeat it but here’s some self-care things I enjoy!
Go outside and sit in the sun.
Read a book.
Watch favorite youtubers.
Watch favorite shows (mine is currently Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on Hulu).
Bake something (bonus points if its with the fam!).
Water your plants!
Do a mini-workout.
I hope this helps and I know we’ll get through this! Happy studying!