Becoming a senior in high school can be a pretty exciting time and all that, but it can also be super-stressful with that never-ending pile of assignments and exams to study for.
But DOLLY’s got your back with 10 habits to help you #breeze through all of that.
1. Create your perfect study space
A killer study zone that’s both comfy and quiet will help put you in the right mood to focus on your schoolwork. Go to your room, close the door, and remove as many distractions possible (no more sneaky snaps while studying!).
2. Get organised
Keep yourself organised by getting a weekly or monthly planner or journal. If they aren’t your thing try making daily ‘to-do’ lists, or using your phone calendar to keep track of assignments and important dates and events. No more #lastminute cramming!
3. Set up a study schedule (and stick to it!)
Divide your study time into one-hour blocks of different topics or subjects that you need to learn. Try doing this on a regular basis so you’ll avoid doing the DREADED all-nighter before an exam, which is never fun.
4. Figure out how you learn
Are you a flashcard kind of girl? Or maybe you’re the type of person who takes pages of notes. Figure out the best method of study for you and don’t be afraid to experiment with some new ~techniques~.
5. Take productive breaks
Avoid the mental burnout by going for a walk, reading a book, or listening to some music. Try to avoid the internet and your phone as that’s a sure-fire way to get maaaajorly distracted and off-track.
6. Snack healthy
We know chips, chocolate, and nuggs are a girl’s best friend, but if you really want to stay focused while studying try opting for carrot sticks, trail mix, celery with peanut butter, yoghurt or our personal favourite, avo on toast. Prep in advance and have them ready to go.
7. Catch enough Zzzzs
We know the struggle of staying up late to watch just ONE more episode but getting a good night’s sleep is super important, and will do wonders for your health, concentration and happiness.
8. Stay motivated
Try creating a mood board in your study zone to help keep you inspired while studying. Add positive quotes and affirmations, photos that remind you of good times, or even some pictures of the university or career you’re looking to get into.
9. Don't be afraid to ask questions
If you’re struggling with learning a particular concept (maths is the worst OMG) try staying after class one day and working with your teacher to understand it. That way come test time you’ll #nail it!
10. Seek help if you need it
We know it may get to a point where things start to pile up and become overwhelming. If this happens try talking to friends, family, or even a teacher. They’re there to help you and you’ll feel so much better than trying to go through it alone.