Guest Bloggers: Kaily and Grace, CH Marketing Interns
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Calling all fellow college seniors: We're here to share some useful tips with our fellow seniors or incoming seniors on how to avoid catching the dreaded “senioritis." As we are moments away from finishing our adventure here at Washington State University, it can be easy to fall into the trap of procrastination. That's why it's essential to stay on top of your to-do list, prioritize the most important things and enjoy it while you still can.
1. Keep School at the Top of Your Priority List
The only way you get to graduate is if you pass all of your classes. We recommend creating weekly study plans to map out the times you can dedicate to studying or doing homework. This way, you have already created your schedule and just need to follow it. We recommend using a planner or Google calendar and color-coding your classes.
2. Hold Each Other Accountable
Another helpful tool is to study with your friends or people in your classes to help hold each other accountable. We know that when we study alone, we finish earlier than we planned or start going on our phones because there is no one there to tell us otherwise. This can also make studying more enjoyable overall!
Finding activities to destress will become crucial when you are slammed with a million things on your to-do list and need a method to cope. Something as simple as going for a walk to give your mind a break, exercising or blocking out social time in your schedule helps both your physical and mental health. This also helps your productivity because your best work is done when you are also feeling your best.
4. Find Joy in the Little Things
We also recommend romanticizing your day-to-day activities so you actually look forward to them. This can include grabbing your favorite coffee while you are out running errands, lighting a candle that you like when you are studying or wearing your favorite workout set when you go to the gym. When you make your to-do list enjoyable, you are more likely to get things done.
5. Stay Positive
Last but not least, staying positive will help you truly enjoy the last year of your college experience. Getting an education is a privilege, and we know we will miss the memories we have made when time runs out. These tips have helped us to stay productive and find a healthy work-life balance and we hope that we were able to help you, too.