There are some weeks that are much worse than others, otherwise known as the Hell Weeks. On the bright side, there are several ways to deal with these weeks especially when you know that the next week coming will be better or have the ability to make the next week better. You may even find that the week you are dreading is not as bad as it seems.
- First, take some time to write down everything you have to do this week including things you have already done if there is space.
- When you’re done with that take a short break from your planner and talk to your friends. Make plans for the week after, giving you something to look forward to in the following week.
- Break the work down between short and long-term projects. Next break those projects into day due-dates. Create objectives for the long-term projects.
- Get started on the first day and try to finish both the first and second day by the first night—you get a lot more done the first day.
- When you get overwhelmed, fall asleep for 20 minutes—your mind works better rested.
- Get back to work, separating your work, weaving between short and long term projects.
- Next time you get stressed go for a walk.
- Take the second day more rigorously as well, building off of the first day and starting new projects.
- Try to finish at least one long-term project for the week this day and many of your short-term projects.
- Use the same method of weaving between short and long term projects, while also separating your work between reading, writing, math, science, problems (etc.) and flipping between the different skill-sets utilized in each assignment.
- Repeat this process for the next couple of days. If you get stressed, go to sleep for a short period of time until your mind is more at ease.
- By the last day, you should be in a better place, with almost if not all of your assignments crossed off of your to-do list. Flip to the next week and you have a great week to look forward to.