hi i'm sorry if i'm bothering you but do you have any tips on how to get through a finals phase? i'm so close to burning out completely but there's still two weeks left in which i need to function perfectly... you always seem so put together and organized, how do you do it? i can barely get out of bed most of the time...
Hey! I know how you feel, I was in the same situation 2 months ago! I guess I will tell you about my experience and what helps for me. I hope this is useful!
get up early, take a shower so you’ll feel fresh and energized (maybe go for a morning run to gain some energy and fresh air!)
find the time of the day you’re most productive and your concentration is at the highest level (it was early in the morning for me (from 7-10am)) then study at this time (for most of the people concentration is at the highest level from 8-11am and from 3-6pm, the lowest point is from 12am-1pm)
I used the pomodoro-technique then: I studied for 25 minutes and had a break of 5 minutes in which I made a cup of tea, walked around in my room, went to the toilet,… and after the break, I studied for 25 minutes again and so on (when you do 6 of these sessions, you’ll have studied for 3 hours, wow!!)
switch off your phone and put it away (also don’t touch it during the short breaks)
don’t study in your bed, do it at a desk without distractions, choose a place that is for studying only
drink a lot during studying (i talk when I study so I need it for my throat haha) and drink something you really love! like your favourite tea / juice, so you’ll feel better
after the first study session, have a 2 or 3 hour break in which you’ll have lunch, watch youtube videos, go outside etc which is kind of a reward for studying
after that break, study for 3 hours again (using the pomodoro method)
and then you’re done! you’ve studied for 6 hours which is great!!
my fave study method is to read my notes and then talk about the content without looking at my notes (it depends on the subject but it kinda works for me), I always try to talk about it as if I was explaining it to another person
if you still have school / uni at that time, try to do the stuff I was talking about at the weekend and study before/after uni/school and in free periods, but also get enough rest & sleep
also imagine what it will feel like to get a good grade in your exams and think about how dissapointed you’ll feel when you’ve spent most of the time in bed but could have studied instead
if you study for 5-6 hours a day (which is a lot!! and definitely enough in my opinion), you’ll still have enough time to go outside, watch movies, meet up with friends etc.
and of course: get enough sleep!! this is really important! 7-8 hours of sleep are perfect
I hope this was useful!! Sending you lots of energy and motivation!! I believe in you! and good luck for your finals ♥
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something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.
this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!
and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge.
but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway.