It’s that time again: early mornings and late nights in the library, living off of the Tesco Meal Deal diet and of course, procrastinating. The final exam season of the year is normally the one I find hardest – the weather’s warming up so the last thing you want to do is be in doors all day staring at a book or screen, the pressure is on with most modules having their biggest assessment this season and your friends at other Universities always seem to finish before you leaving you trying to live vicariously through their Snap-stories. Staying focused can be difficult, to say the least.
One of the things I find most useful is thinking about why I started in the first place and remembering the bigger picture: things that seem like the small steps now, often end up being the big ones when you look back. You don’t have to know exactly where you want to be in 5 or 10 years’ time, just have a rough idea of career and personal goals. Think of all the hard work you’ve done this far, it’d all be worth nothing if you decide to give up now. It gets difficult, but if it were easy, everyone would do it. Above all, remember to keep positive – every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.
p.s. the signs in the library are getting even better: