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Her Campus Declassified: Semester Slump Survival Guide

So, it is that time of year again when we have no motivation to go to class, we all get that cough that lasts for months, and our syllabi get crowded with more assignments. Worry no more, here is you fool-proof survival guide to making it through the end-of-semester slump.

Girl, go to class

I know this seems like a no brainer, and is a lot harder than it seems. But you have to go to class. It is very tempting to skip, trust me I wrestle with it every morning. I mean I would love to sit in bed and snuggle with my little angel kitty and watch movies, but you are a strong, independent woman. And to be successful and show the world you mean business you gotta make that first good decision and get out of bed. Wake up, drink coffee, and kick some butt. You got this, rockstars!

Drink water!

I know coffee seems like the cure all, and sometimes it can be, but you need to be hydrated. If you feel that you are getting sick, coffee won’t help you. You need to flush all of the stuff out of your system and nothing does this better than water. Carry a cute refillable water bottle and take on the day like a boss. If you forget throughout the day, set alarms or reminders on your phone. That is what I do and it’s a life saver.

Don’t cram

As tempting as this is, cramming is never a good idea. Know yourself and your limits. If you know you will be too busy to work on something tomorrow then work on it today. It will be annoying, and you won’t want to do it, but think of how great you’ll feel with a big old A on your exam or paper!

Take time for yourself

This is the time of year I find that I am spreading myself too thin. It is okay to say no to people and to stay inside and take care of yourself. Get a facemask, paint your nails, watch your favorite movie, do whatever makes you feel happy. Focus on yourself. No one is successful when their tank is on empty, so make sure you take time to fill yours up.

Lean on your support system

Last, but definitely not least, know your supporters and lean on them when you need to. Friends, family, professors, boyfriend/girlfriends. They are all here to support you and help you when you need it. Make sure you are reaching out to them. They love you and want to see you succeed, so if you need motivation or reassurance go to them. 

I am a middle child of a single mom from Pittsburgh, PA. I am currently studying English as a major and Philosophy as a minor at the University of Akron. I love reading, writing, hiking, camping, doing community service, and hanging out with friends and family. I have a spunky kitty names Charlie who runs my life!
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