Hello loves and happy Saturday! We just finished up fall classes at school and are now heading into finals week…crazy how quickly this quarter went by! I wanted to share some reminders that have been weighing on my heart heavily, especially heading into one of the most stressful weeks of the quarter. Winter vacation is so, so close! Keep your heads up!
- GPA is NOT everything. This is starting to become more and more clear, especially as I am beginning to have interviews for potential internship opportunities. GPA is just a number and has no indication of who you are as a person or how smart you are.
- Studying for longer doesn’t mean you’re any more prepared. I’ve learned after spending a few years in an intense high school and college setting that studying for longer does not necessarily mean that you know the material any better. Studying is all about being smart with your time and being efficient. I like to take breaks every 45 minutes to an hour to make sure that I am letting myself breath a little bit.
- Eat well and fuel your body! I know that during this time of year it’s easy to fall into the habit of eating quick and oftentimes unhealthy meals. Of course, balance is everything, but I’ve found that the better I nourish my body during finals week the better I feel. It’s a domino effect; the better I feel the more productive I am.
Remember: five years from now (heck, one year from now) no one’s going to care what grades you got or what your GPA is. Cut yourself a break – you’re doing the best you can!