Try and get an early start each morning. Getting work done early will increase your productivity throughout the day and help you accomplish more.
Head to the gym, go for a ride on the Maleakahana bike path, or take a run around Laie. Make time for exercise.
Pay a visit to your professor during office hours, utilize on-campus tutors, or spend time studying in the library rather than being distracted in your room.
As fun as it is to Snapchat your friends and watch funny videos on YouTube, take a break from those things for the week.
Serving others is one way to feel better about yourself and your circumstances. A few ideas are to surprise a studying student with a snack, pick up litter around campus, or send someone and encouraging note.
Staying hydrated will help you feel more alert and ready to conquer your exams. Dehydration causes fatigue and headaches, which will distract you and make studying more difficult.
Don’t try to do everything at once. Make a plan, prioritize, and don’t over-think your tasks.
Getting a good night’s sleep throughout the week will help you stay more focused and have more energy.
After studying for a few hours, concentration will likely be fading and a break is necessary. Take some time to buy yourself some ice cream or go for a quick trip to the beach. Whatever you consider a treat, treat yourself to it.
To the temple, the beach, or even your fridge – a change of scenery can often make studying more effective. Take a quick break to enjoy the beauty of the island, then get back to work.
NOTE: This story's online publishing was delayed because it was featured in the June 2017 print issue.