It’s getting to be that time of year. Second semester midterms have passed. Spring break has come and gone. We’re on the home stretch. But for most of us, that stretch seems quite lengthy.

Here are 7 tips to help you get over that mid-semester hump and push through the rest of the year!

1) Make a plan for the rest of the semester

Sometimes seeing what you need to get done written out in front of you can help you prioritize. Plan a schedule to complete your large final projects and papers. Being proactive will help alleviate stress a couple weeks down the road.

2) Create a rewards system for yourself

If you stick to the schedule you set for yourself, you earn some type of reward. For example, you set a goal that you will study for your big test a little each day for a week. If you follow through, you get to treat yourself to Starbucks or can take the weekend off from studying that subject.

3) Don’t give up in your classes

We’re all excited for summer to come and that excitement can sometimes cause us to put a little less effort into our coursework. Stay focused and motivated!

4) Take advantage of the changing weather

The sun is starting to come out, the snow melting and staying away for good. In between classes, or instead of taking that afternoon nap, take a walk around the lake. Grab a friend and go rollerblading or put up a hammock.

5) Spend quality time with your friends

Before everyone goes their separate ways at the close of the semester, spend the last weeks of school making lots of memories! Once you have all gone home for the summer, you will realize how much you miss everyone.

6) Plan some fun things to do this summer

Giving yourself something to look forward to this summer will motivate you to push through the end of this semester.

7) Take care of yourself

Be sure to stay rested, hydrated and healthy. With the weather changing, it’s easy to forget that we still need to take care of our bodies. Eat a healthy balance of foods, exercise often, and you’ll be fueled all the way through the rest of the semester!

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Janae Mann

Janae is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Creative Writing. She is from Rosemount, MN and her hobbies include dance/choreography, reading and blogging.

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