-it is 100% FINE to take notes on a laptop/ipad/etc, especially if u have a lot to get down or the teacher is talking fast!! write it down later if you really want to, dont sacrifice getting it all for memory tricks the first time!!
-you don’t need to be on a study break to get water/use the restroom/etc!! that stuff is your health and its important af, dont feel bad abt going to do that even if u aren’t on break yet
-try to do more if possible!! if you have 5 more minutes, try to go over that shiz just one more time, it does make a difference!!
-be proud of yourself!! no matter who you are, where you are, or how far you are on your path, you have accomplished something. that’s what matters.