MITEN OTTAA RENNOSTI KOKEISSA

Tämä on mielenkiintoinen aihe ainakin omassa kaveripiirissäni monelle. Ylppärit ovat (maailmalle kiitos!!) itselläni takana samoin kuin tämän vuoden eilen päättynyt pääsykoerumba, mutta lukuenergia tosiaan jäi siihen malliin että ensi vuonna varmaankin uudestaan (ihmeitä toki aina tapahtuu, ken tietää), joten nämä vinkit ovat vielä itsellenikin tarpeellisia. Ylppäreistä ja pääsykokeista tulee juteltua kohtalontovereiden kanssa aika paljon, ja aina jonkun kanssa jutellessani mieleni tekisi vain lähettää mentaalisia aaltoja ”osaat super hyvin, hyvin se menee!” koska ihmiset joiden kanssa satun juttelemaan tapaavat olla äärimmäisen fiksuja, mutta harmillisen usein eivät luota itseensä. Toinen ongelma mihin monesti törmää on koe-stressaajat. Pieni stressihän on vain hyvästä, mutta kun kädet tärisee ja mieli humisee niin parhaimpaansa on hankala pystyä. Kaikille toimii eri keinot tottakai, mutta olen nyt vuoden sisään istunut kurssikokeita lukuunottamatta yhteensä yhdessätoista tärkeässä kokeessa joten koen olevani asiaa jo jonkun verran ikääni nähden kokenut, joten listaan tähän muutaman vinkin jotka ovat aina itselle taanneet stressittömän koetilanteen. Kuvissa todistusaineistoa pääsykoematkaltamme Turkuun, jossa käytimme viimeisen päivän jätskit kädessä koepaikan reittiin tutustumiseen ja vesimeloniy kädessä kertailuun puistossa. Vahva suositus!

1. Syö hyvä aamupala (jos olet vähänkin blogiani lukenut niin huomaat että aamupala on mielestäni ratkaisu lähes kaikkeen)

2. Laita mukavat vaatteet päälle ja ota mukaan huivi/huppari tai muu vaate, johon voit kääriytyä jos salissa tulee kylmä

3. Villasukat jalkaan!

4. Koetilanteessa ei tarvitse näyttää asialliselta – röhnötä pöydällä tai nosta jalat pöydälle (toimi ainakin ranskan kokeessa), mikä ikinä onkaan itsellesi rennoin asento

5. Hörpi vettä ja mieluiten jotain sokeria sisältävää

6. Varsinkin pitkissä kokeissa (5-6h) käy vessassa ainakin kerran vaikka ei edes tarvitsisi, se että pääset päydän äärestä hetkeksi jaloittelemaan auttaa aina!

7. Käännä välillä katse ja ajatukset kokeesta pois – tosin jonnekkin missä et vahingossakaan katso muiden papereita

8. Nuku kunnon yöunet jo muutamana edellisenä päivänä, mikään ei ärsytä kokeessa niin paljoa kuin väsymys

9. Vikana iltana ennen koetta tee mikä sinulle sopii parhaiten (jotain ihan muuta tai sitten kevyttä kertailua), mutta jotain hyvän mielen asiaa. Eli iso ei hankalien kysymyksien käymiselle mitä et enää kerkeä oppimaan, iso kyllä auringon paisteelle ja kivojen tuttujen juttujen selailulle/ kavereiden kanssa hyvän mielen keräilylle!

10. Älä ajattele että sinua testataan, vaan ajattele että ”jes, nyt saan näyttää mitä osaan” . Mitä kivempana kokeen näet sitä rennommin se yleensä sujuu!

11. Suunnittele jo etukäteen jotain itsesi palkitsemista kokeen jälkeen, olet sen ansainnut!

Jos sinulla on vielä tärkeitä kokeita edessä niin iso hali täältä käsin ja hurjasti tsemppiä!! xx

doing my best

Hey! This blog absence keeps happening, but the important thing is that my come back also keep happening, right? Haha ”the good thing” meaning that blogging continues being one of the things that bring me happiness. Maybe I haven’t been so active here for the reason that there hasn’t been anything that exciting happening, I’ve been mostly studying after all. But some time ago I realized that this year my energy just won’t be enough to go through with the full process of studying enough to get myself in the university, and that’s all right. I’m still studying, don’t get me wrong, because I do am absolutely sure of my future plans I try to use every second and every piece of my energy for being prepared for next year – I’m going to have the same exam then. But now I’ve been easy on myself because I remember how close I can get myself to breaking, and I don’t want to do that to me ever again. It’s a bit hard to explain for many people because obviously no one else than me can see in my weird mind, but then again, I’m the only one who I need to explain my decisions to.

Next year will be interesting then, since I don’t know where I’ll be. I do have a few plans, and whichever of those I decide to make sure, I’m sure it’ll be okay – as long as I’m okay. And I’m planning to be! I’ve had some lovely, chilled evenings with my friends outside on the terrace bars enjoying the sun, made sure to have my me-time too, gone to the gym a lot, studied together with a lovely friend of mine and done other things that bring joy to me. After the exam I’ll have a few days off (!!), and then I’ll start working until the end of June. After that something even more exciting is happening – I’m going home to Ecuador! I have an incredible trip awaiting with some incredible people, and I’m incredibly grateful for being able to go. It definitely does motivate me to do my best with everything – while still remembering that ’doing my best’ can mean a lot of different things, depending on your personal situation.

I hope your summer has started as wonderfully as it has here in the Nort, the sun surely does feel extra good after a long, dark winter! Everything has its good sides, doesn’t it? xx

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Vietnam photo diary – Mui Ne

 

Hej! A lazy hello from my comfy bed, where I’m currently multitasking with my laptop and Netflix. I’ve passed nine out of my ten finals and I’m absolutely shattered, but hey –only one more to go! Even though the last one is the hardest I’ve been taking care of myself today by sleeping in, watching Friends while eating breakfast in Bed and going through my Vietnam photos.  So I’ve also been productive, yay! I meant to publish these few months ago but once again; better late than never. My travel fever is extremely high, but at least seeing these sunny sights again works as some kind of medication! Now after spending a few hours unsuccessfully trying to choose less than 50 photos that I wanted to share with you From Mui Ne and around (Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh – city posts are coming up later) I’m off to wash the dishes and go for a run – hopefully the first painless one after spraining my ankle at work in December (that explains the cast-thingy around my ankle in the photos), and then actually getting back to business with mathematics. It seems like spring is coming, I can’t believe how fast time has gone. That’s what happens when you have fun right? Or when you have a lot to study..  Anyway, I hope you’re having a wonderful day, take it easy and go buy some ice cream! xx

 

 

the cutest gas stations are in Vietnam, huh?

 

 

 

 

  

 

finals don’t take vacations but studying for sure didn’t feel too bad with views like this

 

the food court is definitely my best advice for you when it comes to food in Mui Ne! It’s full of different options and full of people from around the world, working or visiting

 

Phan Thiet

the fairy stream

 

family pic <3

the fishing village

 

the white dunes

 

the red dunes

 

 

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how to relieve stress during exams

Howdy! I hope you’re doing well! So finals have finally started and I’ve gotten 4 out of ten trough by now, six more to go! And as curious as it sounds, I’m the least stressed I’ve been during past whole year (apart from escaping life in Brussels or Vietnam). And yup, that’s a good thing! Since the last thing you want during exams is to spend nights and days stressing your but off. I got some lovely tips from you lovely people, and I’ve finally started to find my routins. Right now for example I’m having a break and blogging while watching Netflix, after a few episodes of friends I’ll get back to studying. Because that’s what I need right now. And I swear that’s the best tip anyone can ever tell you: listen to your body, it’s quite good at telling you what it needs. Apart from that there are also some other things that have been my saviours lately, hopefully they might be useful to you too!

– sleeping as late as I can

– drinking lots of tea / flavoured lattes

– every night after studying doing something more fun for an hour or few, like meeting friends, watching Netflix etc. And NOT feeling guilty about it! The other option is to study some full days and then taking a day/half day off just for fun things. (one free day a week is a good idea in any case!)

– doing sports whenever I can – but not stressing about it!

– spending every possible free minute in a cute café (or get two birds with one stone- study in a cute café)

– baking something for a brunch every Sunday – again, not stressing about it

– doing the Asaka rebel’s 5min yoga that I mentioned in my last post

– blogging

– dancing stupid dances around the house

– playing the piano / violin / singing (stupid songs while dancing around the house)

– konmari – This has been big!! I’ve always loved organizing but actual konmari-organizing has brought me so much joy, whenever I feel like I really can’t focus on studying I reward myself by going trough some of my things! I realize it sounds utterly crazy but really, give it a shot!

– being Selfish. I’m sorry, but during the most important study days I really gotta be that.

MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL:

– making myself believe that not reaching your best level is okay. (As a lovely person told me, you won’t die even if you fail) This was something that really helped me, because now I’m not spending my time worrying about failing but instead I’m studying and that way I’m actually on my way to succeeding!