With exam period approaching, it's more important than ever to use your support networks for reassurance and inspiration.
Everyone struggles at some point studying and even at work, and most of the time all we need is a pick-me-up or a sudden burst of motivation to help us through.
We encounter and seek out all kinds of people for support at various points in our lives. Below are three key people everyone needs on their team who will help, both with study and throughout your career.
1. The Cheerleader
This person will shout your name from the rooftops and make you feel loved and accepted. They will always be the person to motivate you and give you a pep talk when you need it most because of their unwavering support. Cheerleaders often come in the form of a best friend, partner, parent or even your kids.
Your cheerleader is always on your team and they will help calm you through those stressful periods. Make sure to go to your cheerleader for some words of encouragement, or when you need to de-stress and hang out in their warm and nurturing company.
2. The Mentor
A mentor is someone who is more experienced in a certain area, who can guide you and offer you advice. They could be a colleague, an eLA, sports coach, fellow student or family member.
Mentors will offer you guidance and feedback and will empower you to develop your own strengths. Communication is key in getting the most out of a relationship with a mentor so be sure to meet regularly to ensure they will be there for you when you need them most and you are getting frequent motivational top-ups.
3. The Proofreader
The proofreader is someone who will offer their time to look over your assignments to eliminate any careless errors before you hit the ‘submit’ button. The last thing you want is to spend hours on an assignment to lose marks on simple grammatical or spelling mistakes!
Proofreaders could be someone you trust from your online study group, a colleague or a friend. You could even become a proof reader yourself and set up an arrangement with your study group so that you can help each other with your assignments and improve your editing skills at the same time.