How Can I Concentrate When Santa is Coming?

How Can I Concentrate When Santa is Coming?

Staying focused during the holidays can be hard. A lot of people have family in town, presents to buy, food to prepare, and houses to clean. Prioritizing your school work and studying can prove difficult with everything going on.

If you’re in a crucial year in your academic career – perhaps junior year before beginning college applications – you’ll want to do everything in your power to stay focused. Of course, it’s easier said than done. But, hopefully a few of these tips will help you maintain your goals while still enjoying yourself this holiday season.

Time management

You’ve heard this a thousand times – we know. But, time management really is the most effective way to ensure you will get the best of both worlds this holiday season. If you make a schedule for yourself, you can specifically lay out work and play. Meaning, if you want to spend most of your time with family, then maybe you should set aside a few hours of solitude for studying. Then, you will be free for the rest of the day.

Creating a Schedule

Laying out a schedule for the entire season will help you to visualize which days you should study and which days you can go gift shopping. Ideally, having a schedule of this nature will help you feel a lot less stressed and overwhelmed. Visualizing your whole month (or two) will change the way you feel on a daily basis.

Even if a schedule isn’t your thing, you can still map out how you want your month to look mentally. For example, dedicating specific days of the week to strictly studying and giving yourself every other day of the week to do anything else, is a good way to separate work and play.

Avoid Multitasking

As previously mentioned, designating time for certain important things is the best way to manage your workload. Trying to do multiple things at once is only going to make things take longer. It will also significantly reduce the quality of work on the things you’re working on. It will be best for you, and your grades, to focus on the task at hand in enough time to complete it.

Take Care of Yourself

The holiday season is definitely an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry! But too much of anything is never good. If you’re focusing on your health, as in, getting enough sleep, eating healthy as much as you can, possibly exercising… you will be able to enjoy the celebration even more. Make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need to stay healthy, so your brain can stay focused, when you need it to.

Remember the Reason for the Season

The holidays should be about family, love, and celebration. Don’t forget that! If your work begins to become overwhelming, take a break. You deserve it – it’s what the holidays are for. Leave your work at work, or your school at school, and you will be much better off in the long run. Make memories and make good grades!

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