10 Tips to Avoid the 4th Quarter Slump

It’s almost the start of the fourth quarter, where you can count the months until June on one hand. The seniors have even less time but everyone is looking forward to the summer months. It can be hard to focus on school and AP exams especially with events such as the spring musical and sports coming up. So, here are 10 Tips to Avoid the 4th Quarter Slump

 
  1. Use your planner! By January, most of us have already given up the use of our planners. However, this may actually help you be organized. Sometimes seeing a list of all the things that you need to do helps people procrastinate less. It’s okay if you gave up using a planner in September, but it may help now.
  2. Try to spend at least 30 minutes per day just organizing or doing work that’s due later. It may help and you may thank yourself for it later.
  3. Take Breaks! The school year is almost over and sometimes it’s hard to keep going. But it may be necessary to time them so you don’t procrastinate too much.
  4. Make school exciting. That can be hard but making something fun by meeting up with your friends to do homework or a project together, can make it better.
  5. If you’re about to procrastinate, tell yourself: “I should do this now because I won’t want to do it later.”
  6. Take it one day or even one hour at a time. At least for me, everything seems harder when you’re looking at a long period of time.
  7. Tell yourself that these are times you are going to look forward too.
  8. Try to get involved! It’s never too late to get involved and the day seems more bearable when you have something to look forward to.
  9. Keep striving to get the 9/9! (If you don't know ask Mr. McCaig)
  10. Prepare for Renaissance Week!