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As the season of festivity is here, beginning with the much-awaited festivals; Diwali, it is time to take a break and enjoy the festive season with your loved ones. But while you immerse yourself in the festivities, it is equally important to ensure that you don’t disconnect from studies completely. Even during the holidays, you need to stay focused and think of your long-term goals.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festive season. In today’s blog, we will be discussing ways you can celebrate the festival of lights with your loved ones while also managing your studies effectively.
So, let’s have a look at these 8 ways you can make the best use of this holiday time and even have some fun.
1. Plan Your Schedule
Of all the things, the most important one that can help you stay on track in regard to your studies is staying organized. Make a proper schedule and stick to it. You should plan your days in advance to accommodate both studies and fun. And while doing so, you need to be as realistic as possible. Don’t try to get ahead as this way you’ll only feel exhausted and stressed.
2. Study in Small Chunks
Remember, it’s holiday time and you need to give yourself some time to relax and unwind. You don’t have to sit and study for longer hours. Divide the portions into small chunks and study as per the schedule you have made. This way you will have enough time in hand to study and enjoy the festivity.
3. Catch up on Notes
Holiday time is the best to catch up on the notes you have made during your online classes. As there are no classes scheduled, you can use this time to complete the pending notes or review the ones that are ready to make sure you haven’t missed out on any important points. You can even go through the syllabus to see how many topics have been covered and what lies in the pending list.
4. Revision is the Key
You can use this time to revise all that you have studied so far. Revision is the best way of understanding the concepts and getting into their depth. Revise your hand-written notes and the ones given by your teachers. Through revision, you will also stay connected with the topics and it will be easier to recall things when you resume your classes.
5. Identify Doubts & Weak Areas
The more you revise the better you become at identifying your weak areas in any topic or subject. You can use this time to analyze your preparation level and look for doubts and topics that you’ve not understood well. You can give mock tests or solve questions to see if your conceptual understanding of a topic is clear.
6. Learn to prioritize
As it is the festive season, you need to set your priorities right. You sure need to spend time with your family and friends too. And at the same time, you need to manage your studies. Be clear with your priorities so that you don’t end up exhausting yourself in just managing one thing.
7. Give Yourself a Break
This is the time to unwind and relax. You deserve this break and you should use it in the best way possible. Even if you’re following a schedule, make room for small breaks so that you relax. Stressing or working too much will only result in burnout. So, don’t stress yourself. Enjoy the good moments and stay happy.
8. Don’t Stress, Enjoy the Time
As we said in the beginning too, the festival season is your time to enjoy and spend some happy moments with your loved ones. If managed diligently, you can make room for everything and make the best use of this time. The key is to avoid any kind of stress and be present in the moment.
The holiday season brings in lots of opportunities for creating special memories with friends and loved ones. By employing the right time management tricks, you will be able to enjoy this time while meeting your study goals.
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful, safe and happy Diwali!