Here is an example of how I spend my time wisely leading up to my exams. So if you’re struggling to motivate yourself to start revision, why not start by following my example timetable?
7:30am During the revision and exam period, sleep is extremely important. Although I tend to get up earlier during this period, I always ensure that I get at least 8 hours sleep. I also find that a nutritious breakfast and a strong cuppa also sets me up for a productive day of revision.
9:00am By 9:00am I’m usually already in the library ready to start my day of revision. Personally, I find revising outside of my flat far more beneficial for two reasons…
1:00pm By this time, the energy from my breakfast normally starts to wear off and my concentration starts to drop, so I can tell it’s definitely lunch time! I tidy up my work and head off to the cafe in the library to get another cup of tea and to eat my salad that I made the night before. Although chocolate and sweets are tempting and do help me get through the day, I find that nutritious food is key… it also makes me feel a little better for being stuck inside all day!
5:00pm This signifies the end of my revision day. By 5:00pm I start to get tired of revision so I tend to head off back to my flat, make some dinner and prepare my lunch for the next day. Although 5:00pm seems like an early time to finish, this allows me to spend my evening doing things I enjoy as a reward for working hard during the day.
11:00pm I aim to be in bed by at least 11:00pm during my revision and exam period as it allows me enough time to wind down, as well as giving myself at least 8 hours sleep to prepare me for my next day of revision!