Are you getting into the slumps of the semester where anything can go and you don’t know what to do? To help with the late semester slump, make little routines for yourself that will help you stay organized and and keep up with your grades! School can be tough, but it shouldn’t cause your life to fall apart! Look at these handy little routines you should pick yo during the school year!
1. Always Go To Classes
There is going to come a time where you won’t feel like going to a class that day or you just don’t feel well. But you should always go! It creates a bad habit of not going to class which may result in you getting bad grades. Attendance is key to most professors, so if you are skipping class for any reason, make sure you tell your professor ahead of time so they won’t penalize you with an unexcused absence. Attendance is a part of your grade in most cases and might make your grade drop just for that one absence.
Go to the classes you pay for! You will not have a rounded education if you don’t got to class! Getting your degree takes a lot of time and effort so don’t waste it on a couple absences. Always limit yourself at the beginning of the semester that you’ll only take off 1 of each class if you need it! We are not prefect so giving yourself that leeway will help you succeed in your all of your classes! Staying in these routines will ensure success!
2. Do Your Homework The Day It’s Assigned
Don’t wait to do your homework until the last minute. This will ensure that the quality of your work is the highest! When you do the homework the day that it is assigned, it will just you time to do other things. You won’t want your other things to be homework when it’s late and you’ve run out of time to do your best work. We’ve all been in that scramble to finish before you have to get to class the day it is due, but when you do your homework when it is assigned, you’ll have less of a chance forgetting about it!
There is always going to be something that comes up, making your homework go on the back burner for a little bit! Whether it’s work or extra curricular’s, you can never be perfect with the timely manor of doing your homework. Try to set deadlines for you that are not the day it is due. You know you have other things you wan to do, so making sure you have time for those, do your homework before the less important thing! Routines like this will help you create time for other things you would rather be doing!
3. Don’t Stay Up Too Late
Be sure to get a good nights rest! If you have a habit of staying up late doing homework, make sure you give yourself the right amount of sleep. Staying up late and waking up early can make you groggy throughout the day and make it less productive than it otherwise would have been. Being in routines like this will help you do more throughout the day and leave you to a great nights sleep!
You’ll notice that when you go home for breaks, that you might sleep better. That maybe because you have the opportunity to sleep more than you would at school. When you put yourself into uneven sleep cycles, this might cause you to become more tired even when you know you had a nice night of sleep! The easiest way to help with this is to set routines that will allows your body to rest because college can wear on your body! It’s easy to forget that your body needs time to recuperate after a long day, so become more aware will help you succeed during school!
4. Create A Laundry System
When you have a busy schedule is can be hard to take time out of your day to do the basic things, like laundry. If you are having trouble finding the time in the middle of your semester to look your best or are wearing clothes you already wore two days ago because you haven’t done laundry, create a schedule for your laundry! When you have a direct time to do the most important thing, it will make your life a whole lot easier!
If you are unsure about where to fit time for laundry, look at when you’ve booked the most amount of time to do school work. Is it at least 2 hours? If it is you’ll have enough time to go back your clothes in the wash, go back to doing work for 30 minutes! Once the wash is done, move it to the dryer for the one hour cycle and continue doing homework! It’s as easy as that. Getting routines down like this will help make your life easier and you’ll have clean clothes for days!
5. Clean Your Dishes Regularly
With busy schedules it can be easy to eat quickly and throw your dishes in the sink and forget about them… For days. Most of us don’t have time to eat and clean dishes all in the same sitting! Before you go to bed every night, do your dishes so you won’t see them pile up to the point where you can’t even put anymore dishes into the sink!
It can become a great stress reliever and can put you in a great mood to go to sleep! Routines which help out with the cleanliness should allow you to become a cleaner person during the school year!You’ll be able to reduce the amount of bugs that come for your half eaten food in the sink too!
Do you have routines you use during the school year that help you? Are you thinking about picking one of them up? Tell us in the comments below!
Brooke is a senior at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, and is majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Education. She is from Waterbury, Vermont, and loves her puppies and kittens which are currently at home waiting for her. Brooke is a dedicated student and spends most of her time working and study.