1. Schedule time to talk to a Chaplain
2. Drop into Be Seen, Be Heard, Be loved
3. Practice Centering Prayer
4. Draw your own labyrinth on paper and trace it with your finger
5. Take a meditative walk
Anything that brings you to the present is mindful and helpful. Take a break for the walk, bake, knit, garden – get yourself into the present
6. Eat a Healthy Snack
Fueling your mind and body with good nutrition will help keep your mind focused as you study
7. Make a Study Play List
Find music that helps boost your motivation
Check out Dean Giulio Ongaro’s study playlist here
8. Take a short Nap
A short nap can help recharge your body
9. Buddy System
10. Set a schedule
Take breaks every hour to move your body
Here are some tips from the Docents of the Fish interfaith Center:
Emma Drake ‘ 23 – Change up where you study, I get easily distracted if I study in the same place. So plan some time to study at home and some time to study outside.
Mollie Browne ‘ 21 – Give yourself time. Write down everything you need to do for finals week and make yourself a schedule with hour blocks.
Briana Walker ’23 – Be Patient with yourself.
Anais Padilla ’23 – Music really helps me, I love Jazz. Make yourself a playlist of songs that are calming but induce productivity.