As first term comes to a much anticipated end, there is only one thought it my mind; CHRISTMAS!
My Christmas isn’t going to be the most exciting since I have four exams to revise for over the next four weeks, but nonetheless I am so excited to get a well deserved break from David Wilson floor 3 and revise at home with the comfort of knowing the fridge is full of food and the heating can go on at any time. I’ve been working extremely hard this term, but the work doesn’t stop just because lectures do. The Christmas break is super important for revision, especially as my exams start on the first day of second term, and I will be trying to stick to a strict routine of work, similar to that of 9-6 lectures.
So, here’s an outline of my daily routine for successful Christmas revision;
7am: wakeup; The early bird gets the
7:15am: workout; I like to workout in the morning as I feel it sets me up for the day, and it’s nice to get moving before sitting down to revise for the whole day.
8am: shower and get ready for the day; I’m not the kind of person who can sit in my pjs and have a productive day, so even if I know that I’m not seeing anyone for the entire day, I still like to ‘get ready’
8:30am: breakfast and organisation; A good breakfast is super important for sustaining concentration, and also for recovery from my morning workout. I also like to take this time to organise the work that I’ll be doing for the day.
9am: revision; Now, two hours after waking up, it’s finally time to start revision. I normally work solidly until around 4pm, with a few toilet, coffee, and phone breaks. However, this is very specific to how I work, as I know most people like to have a lunch break, so make sure you find the routine that works for you in terms of maximising the effectiveness of your revision.
4pm: dinner and tv; This is my main chill time for the day; I catch up on some TV, take my time cooking a filling meal, talk to some friends, and pretty much do anything that takes my mind of revision for a while.
6pm: back to work; Evening revision is a mix between hard work in my room and chill work downstairs whilst sitting with my family. I work until I start to feel tired and my brain stops functioning, making sure to give myself lots of breaks to sustain energy (breaks = dessert).
10:30pm; bedtime; Now comes the best time of day, I pack up my work, change into my pjs and crawl into bed. Getting a good night sleep is necessary for maintaining brain power during intense revision, and since I like to wake up early and exercise, going to bed at ‘grandma time’ is definitely needed.