Hey guys, I hope you are all well! Exams must be upon most of you, just like they are for me! Exam season can be extremely stressful and difficult to make good progress with for many people, myself included, but don’t let it get the better of you! I’ve managed to learn lots about the best way to revise and so I’m going to share it with you all in my next few blogs – simply to help out those of you who might be looking for a little structure or motivation to add to your routines!
Here are my top 5 rules to follow:
1) Make sure you have a clean room, and especially a clean desk. “A tidy room is a tidy mind” – having your workspace clear gets rid of distractions and clutter which could get in the way of you and your studies.
2) A planner – build yourself a timetable and stick to it. This way you can ensure you are committing to a certain amount of hours and it is easier to follow.
3) The inevitable: no mobile phones/computers/tablets! If you are determined to perform your best in these exams then I’m afraid a slight temporary sacrifice is necessary! During your work hours, make sure any electronic gadgets you have are switched off, and maybe in a different room to remove any temptation 🙂
4) Research suggests that the best way to revise is 30 minute sessions, with 5 minute breaks. During the break, drink plenty of water, have a snack and stand up/walk around to get away from your work area. Don’t be tempted however to go to the TV or texting – it’s just a quick break to look after your health without loosing any focus or concentration.
5) Reward yourself with treats and be 100% positive about what you achieve during every session! It’s not about how far you’ve got to go, but how much closer you are than you were before!
That’s all for now folks, but I’ll be posting up my next blog soon which focuses on motivation – something we all need, myself included! I hope this helps you all and best of luck to those with exams! J
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” ~ General Colin Powell