HB Girl’s Guide: Five Day Weeks

By: Regan Brady and Lina Ghosh Its been two whole days of school…I think we need a break. Come on, does September actually have no religious holidays? No national holidays? NO THANKSGIVING BREAK?!?!?!? Perhaps the most torturous, impossibly trying, and traumatic experience a group of innocent schoolchildren could ever undergo, the five day week has always been a struggle to get through. Lazing around isn’t going to make the cut when you’re at HB, so we created this HB Girl’s Guide on how to survive the rarely occurring five day week. If there’s anything that works for you, share it with us in the comments!   Things you’ll need:

  • Caffeine: to get you over your morning slumpsgiphy
  • A good night’s sleep: sorry, you can’t stay up till 2 AM watching teen wolf…Dylan O’Brien can wait
  • Alarm clock: to make sure you don’t forget that it is a five day week
  • High school musical 1 soundtrack: remember, we’re all in this together
  • Advil: for the repercussions of the high school musical music
  • High-calorie study snacks: to help you pull you through those all-nighters (some of our favorites include ice cream and cookies)
  • Stacks of notebook paper

General Tips:

  • Make your weekends count and try to work ahead for the week. If you know you’re going to have a busy weekend, try to finish all of your homework on Friday; you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done if you put your mind to it.
  • In the winter, use snowdaycalculator.com to determine the likelihood of having school the next day and accordingly figure out how much work you really have to do that night.Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 1.39.28 PM
  • Take advantage of Lab periods to meet with teachers, or to refuel yourself for the rest of the day at breakfast in the dining hall. For example you could go to Mu Alpha Theta during Lab periods for math help from real HB math teachers (Mr. Adler will be there)!
  • Save the netflix for after you do your homework and set a time that you have to go to bed.
  • Make waterproof study guides so that you can review in the shower.
  • Sleep with your book under your pillow the night before a test and you’ll do so much better (we’re not kidding on this one)!
  • Stay hydrated, you don’t want your brain to shrivel from lack of water.
  • Take breaks when you’re studying! Studies show that breaks of 10 minutes or less will improve your focus and accuracy, but this does NOT mean you are allowed to go on your electronic devices.
  • Stay positive! There is a strong likelihood that the following week will not be a five day one! 😉

Let us know what you would like next week’s edition of HB Girl’s Guide to cover!       Photo Source: Giphy