(ideally, you shouldn't even be studying if you're burned out but we live in a shitty world and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do)
don't look at your assignments as something you have to do. that leads to frustration and constant anxiety over procrastination. instead, think of them as something you want to do!! do them well for the sake of doing them well, not because you have a deadline in two hours.
start with the least emotionally taxing stuff first, like readings or some math warm-ups to get you into the groove. it'll help you ease into the right mindset so you can work properly.
use lifeat.io if you're on a computer!! they have amazing virtual study spaces which have helped me focus whenever i'm in a less-than-ideal situation with a lot of noise and distraction.
listen to calm music if you're the type that needs headphones in to do anything. a good example would be lofi hip-hop or some uplifting classical music. angsty indie is fine, but crying in the middle of your economics essay probably isn't the best use of your time.
if you've been working on something for a few hours and don't understand the topic, take a break and do something else (don't scroll through social media, you'll end up losing an hour or so procrastinating). recharge with a warm drink and let your brain reset. you're more tired than you know.
khan academy and photomath are your best friends. use any and ALL online resources you have, it'll save you a lot of energy!!
if you absolutely can't cope up/know you can't prevent the inevitable, please, please email your prof beforehand!! state clearly the reason why you're not able to complete the work they assigned and what you're going to do to make it up. most of the time they'll be understanding and extend your deadline.
but if your prof is that 5% which doesn't care about your mental health and/or thinks you're slacking off, you probably should have a conversation with your mentor and re-evaluate whether being in that class is the right thing for you.
stay safe and take care of yourself lovelies, you'll make it through this!! <3
"One of the most prevalent obstacles in our ability to heal and self-actualise is when our productivity is tied to our worthiness."
I think the studyblr community especially needs to hear this. You don't have to be productive all the time, you need rest. Recovering from internalised capitalism means unpicking all the messages from family, friends, school and workplace that have reinforced the idea that you are a commodity, and that your worth is based on what you do. Your worth is inherent.
Headed to the library for some light reading this morning before my lecture, and I’m very satisfied with myself because also I started on some project management for my end of year essay and it’s looking preeeeetty organized right now😌😌
May 24. I caught a cold so I am staying home and rereading Anna Karenina and I can’t get enough of it, such a marvellous work. I also passed the entrance exam to my new university, alhamdulillah, I didn’t doubt I would pass but it’s still a relief to know I did.
I have officially passed my Unit #1 exam as I repeat level 2. I scored way higher than I did the first time (made an 83.3), scored 7 points higher than the class’ mean score, and I’m understanding so much better this go around. Hoping to keep this energy up as we continue through the semester.
Simply moving your body has immediate, long-lasting and protective benefits for brain 🧠 Better mood, better energy, better memory, better attention 🤔
A single workout you do will immediately increase levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline 📈
Studies have shown that a single workout will improve your reaction times 🏃🏻♀️
Exercise produces brand new brain cells, new brain cells in the hippocampus, that actually increase its volume, as well as improve your long-term memory
Exercise will do is its protective effects on your brain. It is important because the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are the two areas that are most susceptible to neurodegenerative diseases and normal cognitive decline in ageing. The more you're working out, the bigger and stronger your hippocampus and prefrontal cortex gets 💪🏼
The rule of thumb is you want to get three to four times a week exercise minimum 30 minutes an exercise session plus aerobic exercise 🧘🏽♀️
So don’t forget to care of yourself every day 🤍 Stay strong and healthy 🌱
Resource: TED 🗣 The brain-changing benefits of exercise / speaker Wendy Suzuki
it’s been a very long day today! I didn���t have any classes today, so I spent the morning in the library and then continued doing readings for my course at home after lunch✨taught a ballet class in the evening too and I’m soooo ready for bed now😴
Studying with my best friend is like: Sunshine and flowers, ice coffees, comfortable silence, cozy blankets, cuddles, her study playlist, reading quietly, typing quietly, hers law , mine:psychology, sudden sighs of despair from both of us, then giggling, fairy lights and scented candles, gossiping during breaks, crying during breaks, painting nails during breaks, I love her so much
2 days until my scheduled written and skills exams and I’m nervous. I went to campus to practice skills in our lab and felt a little more confident actually doing it as many of the skills for the demo portion of the test are things I’ve been checked off of in the nursing program already and just needed a quick refresher. I’ve done some more practice questions, but I still feel nervous and would appreciate some good vibes. I’ll continue to practice skills with what equipment I have available to me at home and just hope for the best. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 ❤️