exams

Ooh yeah. Every Uni student loves their exams. The practice questions, the detailed outline of what you meant to know, and the overall feeling like you know what you doing. Sound about right.

University exams are a lot different from high school. Whether you are heading into you first uni exam or are a professional 4th year uni survivor, you probably still have no idea what to studying for your exams.

My first exam is on the 6th of June. Its Biology, and if anyone has ever also studied biology they will know that you learn a tone of shit. Terms after terms after diagrams and chemical compounds. And the worst part is; its never ending. It just keeps getting more and more complex the more you look into it, until you suddenly find yourself knowing the chemical composition of random things that 99% of the time wont be on the exam.

That’s why I wrote a plan! Yay! Firstly, to make sure that I don’t get lost in the blackhole of biology knowledge. But secondly, to make sure I’m actually doing stuff. I’m sure most people are familiar with the feeling of having completed absolutely nothing after a long 7 hours of study. What the fuck did I get done then?

In my plan I also include how to stay healthy. It seems dumb and basic, I know, but if I don’t look after my health; physically and mentally, I will end up in a lot of shit. Kind of stuff I need to do to stay healthy:

  • Eating a wholefood, nutritious and balanced diet
  • Get enough sleep (for me I need 8 hours)
  • Exercise (which is hard considering I have a broken arm at the moment)
  • Meditation/Spiritual health (learning outside of uni work, meditation, listening to podcasts an dreading)

Its hard especially if you live on college or have house mates that finish before you or possibly don’t have exams and are partying hard and going nuts while your trying to do good and study so you can get a decent career and survive in Australia’s society.

I plan to write a bit more about how I exam prep, so hmu if you want to know more 🙂

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the plan

As fellow strugglers of mental health already know, getting out of bed and doing shit is hard. Especially when you are at Uni. Because no one cares and no one notices if you turn up or not.

I recently read another blogger’s post on their weekly goals, plans, etc. and found it quite amusing and inspiring. And if writing a blog post and posting it onto the web isn’t enough incentive to do shit this week, then I don’t know what is.

So here it is.

Uni shit:

  • Go to Uni on Monday, Tuesday (maybe), Thursday and Friday. Don’t be a slacker.

Work (kinda):

  • Finish the 3 T shirts
  • Draw more designs

Food:

  • Make sure breakfast is eaten everyday. Even though you tummy says no.
  • Cook a curry with mums homemade veg stock and all the sweet potatoes I’ve been accumulating.
  • Cook a stir-fry with the chilli jam I bought from the market this weekend.

Other stuff:

  • Finish book: The girl with the dragon tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  • Check out the new park and meditate
  • Listen to 1 Zencast or Tara Brach podcast a day
  • Book flight to Brisbane
  • Methyl Ethel concert on Wednesday night. Do that and have a hella time.

Looking at the week ahead can often be confronting. Even daunting. But really we forget the most important task of the week; self care. This is my true goal but also the hardest to accomplish and tick off the list. But I welcome each day with open arms and express gratitude for I am so incredibly lucky to be on this Earth.