How to conquer senioritis

As you approach the final stretch of the school year, it's totally normal for your motivation meter to dip a bit. Tbh, senioritis can make focusing on schoolwork feel low-key impossible. 

But don't worry! With these simple tips, you can slay the last semester of your high school career like the girlboss you are.

Tip #1: Take breaks

Let's face it, carrying the weight of assignments, projects and exams can feel like a stack of bricks on your shoulders. That's why it's important to prioritize regular breaks in between study sessions to recharge your mental battery.

Whether it's a quick walk around the block, a dance party in your room (hiiii, T-Swift pump-up playlist) or a Netflix break with your fave snack, giving your mind a quick breather is crucial for staying sharp and focused.

Tip #2: Take breaks

We know what you all are thinking. Who has time for sleep during senior year? But hear us out: Getting enough sleep not only helps you feel more refreshed and energized, but it also boosts your memory.

So ditch the all-nighters and aim for at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. You'll thank us when you wake up ~not~ feeling like a zombie.

Tip #3: Prioritize fun

Let's be honest: Life's too short to spend all your time buried in textbooks and worksheets. Be sure to make time for the things you love and the people who make you smile. Whether it's hanging out with your squad, trying out a new hobby or buying yourself a little treat after a successful study sesh, doing things that bring you joy is essential for avoiding burnout and keeping your spirits high.

Tip #4: Try a different study method

Studying can be a snooze fest, but we're sorry to say that those exams aren't going to take themselves. Shake things up by experimenting with different study techniques and methods (think: try out a more visual route with mind maps and flashcards or host a group study session and teach your friends). Finding which method works best for you can make studying less of a chore—and wayyy more effective.

Tip #5: Make a to-do list

With a million things swirling around your head (walk the dog, finish your Spanish essay, pack your lunch, email your bio teacher), it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lost in the chaos. Take control of simpler tasks by making to-do lists and tracking down your goals into actionable steps.

And remember, senior year is about more than just grades and assignments—it's about making memories, cherishing friendships and embracing new experiences. You've got this!


by Mudia Ighile | 3/26/2024