Things To Remember
Tbh this is really a post for myself cause I’m super guilty of turning into a revision monster machine and not looking after my mental and physical health before studying cause my school puts way too much pressure on grades sometimes:
1) Studying is great, yes, however it is extremely emotionally and physically draining - if you feel a little burned out, step away from your study space, breathe, and have a break. You’re not going to learn anything if your mind is too drained to function properly, and you won’t want to do any work if your head feels fried. Take care of your mind: meditate (I recommend the app headspace for this) or go on a walk to clear your mind :)
2) Your Mental Health is ALWAYS more important than any grade - ANY GRADE. If you’re feeling pretty low and you physically can’t bring yourself to go to school or to revise, take as much time as you need to recharge the batteries and to just simply rest. Your teachers should understand that you aren’t in a great mindset, and would want you to take a little while to refresh.
3) In amongst the revision days and library lockdowns, make time for friends and fun. My teacher gave the advice to my year group to split the day up into three sessions: morning, day, and evening, and to study for two of the sessions and use the third one for catching up with friends, relaxing, seeing family etc.
4) There is always an alternative route to where you desire to be: yes, you may have to work a little harder for a little longer to get there, but you will get there eventually - and that’s all that matters