Hey guys! It's Ximena from the TBB Creative Team! Today I wanted to share some quotes and uplifting messages to help you feel more motivated to finish this semester strong! I know it's a tough year, but you have come so far, and you are almost done!! The TBB community and myself believe in you!
First off, I wanted to share some quotes! I really encourage you to read these and think about them!
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” -Amelia Earhart.
"Don’t study because you need to. Study because knowledge is power. Study because they can never take it away from you. Study because you want to know more. Study because it enhances you. Study because it grows you.” - Anonymous
“Don’t let perfection become procrastination”-Danielle LaPorte.
“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire white singleness of purpose.” -Abraham Lincoln.
“The harder you work for something, the greater you feel when you achieve it” -anonymous.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” -Martin Luther King Jr.
So know that we have those words in our minds, I want to give you some tips and personal inspiration I want to give you!
You probably hear this all the time, but PLEASE take breaks! But DO NOT go on your phone! Your mind needs rest to simply be. Scrolling on Instagram or TikTok can be rest, but not the type you need for studying. Seriously, just eat a snack, sit outside, or just stare into your wall and daydream for 5 minutes at least. And then go back to studying and getting it done!
Nourish your body with good food and rest! I talked about rest, but also focusing on your health, food wise is good too! For example instead of snacking on a cookie, try an orange or yummy fruit instead! I personally love apples and peanut butter! Try replacing unhealthy meal options with something that nourishes and FUELS your mind and body!
Keep in mind, that eventually it will be over! These week(s) in your life are only a second of your lifetime, and will be worth it in the end! Envision yourself studying and LEARNING your hardest and being amazing! THEN, envision how GOOD it's going to feel when you are done! When you put on those comfy christmas pajamas, and make hot coco and watch your favorite movie, and enjoy your break. Do it for you future self! She would be so happy that you pushed through and made it possible for you to relax!
Study Resources. There are so many resources you can use to study and help you take in all the knowledge! My personal favorite for stayng off other apps is Flora! You set a timer for how long you want to restrict going on other apps, and your grow plants and trees in the meantime, if you fail to stay off your phone, it kills the plant, but if you sicceef you grow a lil garden and it's so cute! For more study resources, this website offers some great tips and this video offers some great apps and extensions too!
Now, I hope you feel a little more confident and motivated to be productive and go study! I encourage you to please not go on social media after you read this, and go get that thing you've been putting off done! I believe in you and you are so loved and you will do amazing!