07-22-2010 - MTFF: How to Use the Summer To Help You Through School
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MTFF: How to Use the Summer To Help You Through School Sent Thursday, July 22, 2010 
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MAKE TIME FOR FUN
July 22nd 2010
Weekly tips for better grades with less stress from The Grade Coach

A Note From Julie

Hi ,

I have just returned from vacation - 9 states in 14 days! Sorry this newsletter is a little late, I slept most of yesterday! We had a great time on our Rocky Mountain road trip but underestimated just how tiring it would be!

As we toured around and saw some of the country's wonders it struck me how easy it is to lose sight of the things that can bring you deep joy. As we get absorbed in our day to day grind we can forget to make time for the things we love.  We can sometimes even forget what those things are.

This inspired this week's advice. I am trying to keep it short and sweet over the summer - cos I know you would rather be off having fun!

As usual I will go into each in more depth in my blog. Drop by share your summer plans and let me know what you think   http://thegradecoach.com/coach/blog
 
Have a great summer.
 
Wishing happiness and success
 

 

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How to Use the Summer to Help You Through School!

When we are caught up in all the things we have to do in life it can be easy to lose track of who we really are. "I need to..." becomes much more common than "I would love to...". It is so easy to get bogged down and focus on the things we need to change that we forget to recognize the strengths we have.

It is easy to lose sight of the things that can bring you deep joy. As we get absorbed in our day to day grind we can forget to make time for the things we love.  We can sometimes even forget what those things are.

And yet it is those things that can help us get through the year, give us a reason to keep going through the pressure and stress.

Make some time this summer to reconnect with yourself.  It will give you a good basis for building on next year.

  • Think about your strengths and weaknesses
  • Think about what you love and what you loathe
  • Think about how you learn best
  • Think about what you need to make good decisions

Take that information and consider how you can use it to help you next year.

  • What can you do to enhance your strengths and play to the things you love?
  • How can you improve your weak areas and get through things you hate?
  • How can you make sure you have what you need for good decisions more of the time?
  • How can you build in joy in your life in small amounts of time?

Think about these things now when the pressure is off and they will come to you much easier than when you are feeling under pressure. Let the answers come to you in peaceful moments, and then capture them so they do not get forgotten. Write them down or find pictures that speak to you and create a vision board. Something you can look at when the pace starts picking up again.


 
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