It's that jolly time of year again... nope, not Christmas... it's time for exams! Today was my first day of exams and I gotta say both my English H and Asian Studies exam went much better then I had predicted, which is a plus. I've only got three more to go, and Mandarin and Science are tomorrow! Since I'm on the topic of exams, I just wanted to share with you some tid bits that I "typically" do while studying for exams.
Firstly, of course, I lovee to snack on something. My ultimate favorite study snack may sound quite ODD to you... pistachios and M&M's! I think they provide a great contrast to one another, because one is sweet while the other is salty- so it's two flavors in one! Haha:]
Plus, I like drinking fruity smoothies because they're both tasty and healthy, so I don't feel all that terrible about the M&M's! I like adding mango, passion fruit, strawberries, OJ, and ice (I'm not a big fan of banana's).
Although some people think listening to music is distracting while studying, I think it really gets me "in the mood". I tend to listen to cheerful tunes that somewhat encourage me to study more and finish my work... if you know what I mean. I often find myself nodding my head or tapping my foot... hehe:P
(If ONLY this was the current view from my bedroom!)
I usually cannot study for more than 45 minutes straight without a short 5-10 minute break. So, sometime I'll go onto my porch and just look off into the distance (trees, sunset, etc) for a few minutes, because it's not good to stare at a computer screen for a long time.
The smell of incense and the feel of dimmed lights really calm me, so I tend to study in a quite room and I like to light musk incents or smell essencial oils(massaging oils). For some reason many bright lights give me a headache and often distract me.
Lastly, this is kind of an odd one... my friend, Jane, told me today that if you stare at a bright color for a while then it will stimulate your brain cells and get you thinking faster. So I've actually started using this one today... BUT it doesn't seem to have the best results! Nonetheless, I'm still trying every method I can.