Coffee Naps & Goal Setting

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Sleep on it

It’s another busy Monday. Lots to get done, but you’re still feeling the relaxed weekend vibes. Where are you going to get the energy to get everything done?

Most of us think about coffee as a way to get an extra boost of energy for the day. But did you know it can take about 20-30 minutes for the caffeine from your coffee to actually kick in?

While you wait… take a nap!

Seriously, it’s backed up by scientific research. If you’re feeling sluggish and unable to focus, drink a cup of coffee and hit the hay. You might not have enough time to fall all the way asleep or to get any REM cycles in, but by allowing your brain and body to relax completely for a few minutes means you’ll wake up feeling super-charged right as the caffeine hits.

#moresleep

Smart goals

Smart everything these days, amirite?

But real talk for a minute, everyone is ALWAYS telling you to set goals. Write down your goals. Visualize your goals. But… how do you set good goals to begin with?

There are plenty of people who set goals such as “I want to get a higher GPA in this class” or “I want to have an internship.” While they sound like great goals, there’s not much specificity, which is going to make those goals difficult to attain. When goals are difficult to accomplish, they start to make you feel like you’re not getting anywhere.

That’s why you need to make your goals SMART. Literally…

Specific: setting a goal related to your overall GPA? Set your sights on a specific number. Instead of “I want to have a higher GPA”, go with “I want to have a 3.5 in this class”

Measurable: your GPA is something you can watch on your online learning management system, and you can see what you need to do next.

Attainable: make sure it’s not unreasonable. If you’re looking for a 4.0 in an organic chemistry course, but you’ve only ever been in the 2.5 area in chem, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. Start with a goal of 3.0 and push yourself from there.

Realistic: ensure you have the ways and means to make the goal happen. Obviously, you’re not going to get a 3.5 in physics if you’re not going to go to class or do the homework.

Time: set a due date. This will give you a definite window of opportunity to improve. If you reach your goal by your due date, treat yo self!

Set yourself up for success

Monday Shower Thoughts 

  1. If today is 7/10/17, every date until 7/19/17 will be a palindrome.
  2. It’s crazy how your brain can imagine literally anything it wants. Picture a fat cat with three eyes riding a unicycle in Paris.
  3. There should be a “Black Coffee Only” line at coffee shops.
  4. You should be able to double click elevator buttons to cancel going to that floor.
  5. I’d like to see a few different successful directors simultaneously direct their own versions of the same script, just to see how differently each film would turn out.

  From the Blog  

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