Ahh, spring… That wonderful time of year when teachers start dishing out enormous platters of homework. As the impending doom of exams and summatives approaches, many students at CKSS find themselves becoming overwhelmed. However, did you know that studies show that people who are worried and stress actually produce a lower quality of work? So, take a deep breath and relax. Here are five easy ways that you can de-stress during this busy time of year:
- Pace yourself. While working for hours without a break may seem productive, it actually wears you out very quickly. Instead, try taking a ten minute break for every 50 minutes of work.
- Go for a walk. A breath of fresh air can do wonders to reawaken your mind and renew your motivation.
- Get a good night’s sleep. It can be tempting to reward a long day’s work with several hours of Netflix. However, sleep is one of the best ways to ensure an attentive, stress-free mind the next day. Whenever possible, get a good eight hours of sleep.
- Don’t procrastinate. Of course, this is easier said than done, but that last-minute panic that comes from having an assignment due the next morning is never fun.
Reward yourself. While it’s crucial to work hard, it’s equally important to remember that a healthy mind needs rest. Sometimes, you just need to put away the books and spend some time doing what you love to do.