A carefully crafted class schedule is vital to a great college experience. If you overload yourself, you will be struggling to keep your head above water the whole semester. Too few classes and you’ll be in college so long you’ll spend the rest of your life paying off student loans.
Just like in the corporate world, the proper balance of productive hours and relaxation time can make all the difference. Interestingly, science has proven that the typical American schedule is already massively overbooked – so much so that our “productive” hours have become much less productive, due to mental and physical exhaustion.
Any good student knows the feeling of having trouble focusing on an exam due to spending too many hours, often late into the night, studying for it. This is a prime example of overwork damaging your productivity. Taking a little extra time to relax before a deadline can actually increase your productive workflow so much that you get more done in less time than if you’d kept burning the midnight oil to get those few extra hours of studying in.
So take a day before your exam and go have some fun, just don’t max out your student credit cards doing it. You’ll actually do better on your exam than if you cram all day and night before the test. You can’t argue with science! Well, you can, but you would probably fail that class, and who wants that hit to their GPA?
Check out this infographic to learn the science behind this awesome fact. You may end up revising your study schedule, your class schedule, and your work schedule after reading it! Here’s “Why Every Weekend Should Be a 3-Day Weekend”:
This article was contributed by guest author Tiffany McAdams.