We're in the homestretch to Summer Break which means it's time to FOCUS! Here is a list of tips to keep you zoned in on finishing strong this semester:
1 - Stick to a sleep schedule. Good rest is key to peak performance
2 - Lean on your friends for support. Creating a group who encourages and allows you to vent will help foster a prodcutive environment
3 - Plan downtime. Make sure you are take a breather on a regular basis. Hours in front of your laptop without breaks will burn you out
4 - Organize study groups to avoid procrastination
5 - Ask for help. If you are falling behind in a class and you can't figure out why, seek a tutor. There's enough time left this semester to turn things around
6 - Regroup in the gym. Exercise is a great escape from every day life. Even 20 minutes outside or in the gym will help reset your brain so you can come back stronger
7 - Dream. Setting the goal for a Summer vacation is a great way to push through the semester to get to the prize. Start settinng your sites on something amazing now!
No matter how you choose to push through the semester, just remember we're all in this together. Stop by the office today if you need a pick me up from the staff. We're always up to make some new friends!
At the end of every year we reflect on the memories made over the last twelve months. One way to improve on your end of year experience is to give back to others. Below are suggestions on how to pay it forward.
Pay for the car behind you in the drive thru
Volunteer at a local charity in your off time
Make the Christmas list you submit to family full of items you plan to give to others
Pay for someone’s meal without them knowing
Offer to do a service for someone for free, i.e. walk the neighbor’s dog, drive a friend to the airport, mow your parent’s yard, or shovel snow for a complete stranger
Offer free hugs to everyone who will participate
Try to compliment all new people you meet from now until the end of the year
Cook a hot meal and distribute to the homeless
Buy a dozen cups of coffee and give them away randomly on the street
Collect gently used items and donate them to charity
Offer to take a friend’s shift without asking for a return favor
Leave double the tip you would normally leave for a server
Donate a talent, i.e. take free holiday photos at the local shelter
No matter how you give back, the important thing is that you find a way to enrich the lives of those around you. Now go out and make a difference!