The senior year work, work, work, work, workload

We’re guessing your to-do list is about a mile long right now. Tests, financial aid paperwork, scholarship applications—you’ve got a full plate. Here are some tips on making it through the homestretch.

Commit to Eight Hours of Sleep

Quality sleep actually halts the production of stress hormones in the body. We know it’s not easy to get to bed when you have so much to do, but if you do just one thing, do this.

Make a Detailed Calendar

Record the final deadlines for college essays, scholarships, and financial aid applications. Then work backwards, filling in what you need to do each week in order to prepare.

Take a Stretch Break

Relieve muscle tension by gently stretching your neck and shoulders. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds, and don’t forget to breathe.

Dedicate 10 Minutes a Day to Tidying Up

Research shows that clutter decreases productivity. Wash your coffee mugs, throw away old food wrappers, and move the important financial aid paperwork to a safe place.

Protect Your Time

It’s OK to say no to that Zoom call with your friends if you desperately need a power nap.

But Remember to Make Time for Fun

Play video games, go for a walk, FaceTime a friend, or binge The Office for the 900th time. Take breaks and hit reset. You deserve it!

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