Written by Social Media Youth Volunteer, Jewel Montilla
Christmas break was a whole lot of fun but it is back to school for us again and the biggest difficulty for us teens is transitioning from sleeping in into waking up early and getting back to our study habits. Here are just a few guides to help you out:
- Turn off the TV or your laptop an hour before you go to bed. The intense light beams aimed at your eyes could be interfering with your sleep patterns.
- We can’t concentrate on things such as lectures for a long period of time. Eventually, we’ll feel worn out. So while studying, give yourself a break every 20 minutes or so.
- Always have snacks while studying! If you let yourself get hungry, you will not be in the right state of mind and won’t be able to concentrate. Fruits are good for your brain because it has sugar in it and it helps you stay awake. Do not rely on coffee too often because after a while, you will end up crashing and fall asleep.
- Know what kind of a learner you are. Example: If you are a visual learner, you can draw charts, or use hi-lighters to help you out with your notes. (Types of learners: Visual Learners, Auditory Learners, Kinaesthetic Learners, etc.)
- Some people do better in studying when they listen to music. But there are times when songs mess us up due to the fact that we will eventually start going along and sing the lyrics. Try listening to instrumentals! It’s soothing and helps us focus on what we are doing instead of the lyrics.
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