The end of the semester is closing in fast.
This is the time to buckle down and focus.
This is the time to make sure your (current) grades are correct.
This is the time to start reviewing material that may be on the final exam.
This is the time to meet with your Professor to ask any questions you may have.
This is not the time to slack off.
Go to class. Take notes. Complete an submit quality work on time. Finish the semester off strong.
When an Instructor, a Professor, a member of the staff, someone in Administration, or even a fellow student takes the time to help you out (for example: write a letter of recommendation, introduces you to someone in their network, or agrees to proofread your resume, etc.), take a few moments to write or type up a quick “thank you” note.
A simple “thank you” can go a very long way!
So, Tuesday’s Tidbit: Don’t be THAT person who gets everyone else sick.
Here are a few tips:
– Wash your hands. REALLY wash ’em. Don’t just rinse, shake, and run. It only takes a solid minute to clean those paws.
– Rest. I mean it, rest! Don’t treat this as the season to trick your mind and body into believing that all-nighters are a “good idea.”
– Relax. Get a little rest while you’re awake too. Bake something. Call a friend. Tweet your “Current Mood.” Take some time to do something that de-stresses you.
– Eat meals with SOME sort of nutritional value. If that isn’t financially possible (let’s be honest, extra money runs low ’round this time of the year), get a multi-vitamin.
– Hydrate. With. Water. Yes. Water.
– Hand sanitizer. #ThatisAll
– Get some fresh air. You’re not a bear. So, don’t go into hibernation.
– Dress for the weather. (I’m really starting to sound like my mother. Ugh!) As she always said, “You can be the cool kid, or the kid with the cold.” Trust me, no one wants to be THAT person who is sneezing and coughing all through class, snorting all over everyone. Grab a scarf. Cover your toes. Stop with the leggin’s and yoga pants.
These are just a few quick tips, but the point should be clear: take care of yourself.
Yeah. I’m celebrating the ups and downs, bumps and bruises, and everything else that will come with this week.
I am claiming a great week, and I am celebrating it now!
…and the celebration shall be my motivation to be great!