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Learning to Relax
It seems weird when one suggests to relax when preparing to study, to release all the worries of the day in order to focus on homework, reading or whatever important task is required of a student. The fact of the matter is that if you remain tense and out of control with your thoughts, there lies a lack of attention paid to something that needs to be tended to. Here are some simple tips on relaxing when the stress of life threaten to overwhelm the mind: Take a chair, allow your body to loosen from the wound up muscles and joints and close your eyes. If possible, place earbuds or plugs into your ears, blocking out the sights and sounds of the busy world around you. It sounds insignificant, but it is important to have those cooling off moments before your mind threatens to have a breakdown and a student is rendered unresponsive to what they should be doing.
What Helps the Most
In my experience with the chaotic world of balancing a job to make ends meet, homework to do every day and keeping a somewhat stable family life with parents and siblings, the one thing that has helped me get through each day is my music collection kept on my iPhone. Whether it the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy allowing me to dance around and release my pent-up adrenaline or the Trent Reznor score from Gone Girl to sober me up for the intensity of organizing a research paper as if my life depended on it, a variety of music has accommodated for my everyday mood. Listening to music score, particularly those with just instrumental sounds help the best when trying to focus on homework since hearing the lyrics may cause distraction, especially when trying to read from a textbook or special directions from the professor.
The End of the Line
This may seem entirely pointless, but the importance is truly important to the basic human need to take care of oneself before others. A paper cannot be written if you strain yourself by being sick, whether it’s from an allergy attack or even a trip to the hospital for appendicitis. Thigs happen in life that may interfere with the huge final exam or the deadline for the 25+ page paper for the college thesis. None of this is anybody’s fault. It is only nature taking its course. To an extent professors tend to be lenient of these things, as long as they are not repeated in a coincidental sequence so as not to arouse suspicion of deception and taking advantage of what is important to other people. Basically, anyone should know the protocol of this topic, but this meant to reassure that it is acceptable to perhaps take a day to let go of some worries. All work and no play is not fun for anyone who deserves the luxury of relaxation.