I love turning daily random moments into occasions to take pictures, and my pre-exams week made no exception to the rule. Since I went back to school in January I’m only reaching the end of my first semester now and I got a few days off to “prepare” my exams. This time, I decided to take this week for what it really is: A period of time to stress you out and make you imagine all the possible upcoming situations from a catastrophic light. To ward it off, I scheduled my time in a very fulfilling way:
Start being honnest with yourself, if you have studied regulary until now you’ve done 80% of the work, even though you feel like it’s not the case. So take a breath, step out of your bed before 9 am, exercise a little, get dressed in a comfy and teen way (don’t blame me for these leopard leggings!), sit at your desk, and focus on your note book/laptop. To be sure you don’t surrender to the siren calls of facebook and other blogs, I advice you to write down on paper what’s on your laptop which has the double benefit of helping you to stay focused and of making you learn your lessons by structuring them (well, that works for me). Regarding food, I decided to start every day with a home-made juice, drink tea all day long and eat more consistent but still healthy meals since your brain and body really have to be fed correctly in this period.
To be efficient, your ultimate watchword must be “dedication”, as much when studying as when having fun. I’m not a supporter of endless homework sessions and personaly a pace of 4 hours per day seems acceptable. Then you’ll ask me how I spent the rest of my day? Well, I basically devoted time to activities that cheer me up like going to the gym more than usual, walking in sunny Paris, catching up with friends and shopping a little (I’m obsessed with this new Dior powder!).
If I overview the past week, I have to say I’m pretty much happy with the way it turned out. I appreciated having time for myself and I feel ready to rock my exams after all. So maybe should I change the title of this post for “how I enjoy the pre-exams week”. Could I have spent more time studying? Yes, definitely. But I wouldn’t exchange the good and precious time I had for a meanless additional point in my score! Bisous.