The holidays are a busy time for many people and trying to add study time into what is already a hectic period might feel like an impossible task. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of study time during the holiday break.
- Set reasonable goals – Whether you usually plan your study time or not, it’s important to have some sort of goal or goals you would like to achieve. Maybe it’s reading a chapter in your book, catching up with some online activities or preparing for your next TMA. Whatever goals you set make sure they are reasonable and achievable otherwise you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Study in short chunks – Many of us love a good study marathon but this just might not be possible during the festive break. It’s much better to try and get a good 20 minutes here and there and really be able to focus rather than trying to study for hours and keep getting distracted because things need doing or the kids need you etc.
- Make it fun! – The words “fun” and “studying” don’t always go together well, however it is possible to do this. You can make a game out of it, turn your study into a quiz, or even get the kids involved (if you have them that is). It might even encourage them to do their own homework!
- Take time out – The importance of taking time out and carrying out self-care cannot be underestimated. There is no harm in taking a bath, going for a walk or doing whatever else you do to relax, your studies will always be there when you are done and it’s actually really good for the brain to take time out and recharge.
- Enjoy Yourself – The break is, after all, supposed to be a break, so if you don’t manage to get anything done don’t stress! Instead relax and enjoy the holiday period. Then you will be nicely recharged and ready for when your studies restart!
Have a nice break everyone!