We’ve almost reached the end of Fall 2017. Everybody’s busy trying to meet deadlines and wrap up their classes. It can be hard to look forward to the holidays when all you can think about is that final paper you need to get done. Hang in there, the finish line is so close you can almost touch it! Here’s my advice for keeping your head straight while you tackle those final assignments, as well as start getting prepared for the holiday season.
Tip #1: Stay Focused
I’ll admit I’m a serial list-maker. Each week I write down all the things I want to accomplish, including any specific deadlines I need to meet. I also use a whiteboard to map out all the assignments and due dates for the semester, crossing them off as I complete each one. As well as making lists, I give myself daily goals (e.g. finish my assignment by lunchtime today). It’s also important to prioritize; I’ll star the items on my list that are non-negotiable. Find a method that works for you and stick to it.