Here comes the start of the dreaded time of year, exams. These are special exams since they're only midterms. They're "special" because they come at a time of holiday and at a time of paper crunch. As we can't get rid of it, we can only try to make it as painless as possible. I'm in the midst of studying for three consecutive midterms. They're heavy in material, and a little dull as well. The first thing I do when preparing to study is make a handy dandy to do list! (Check out my post on the importance of to do lists here)
After that is done, and I've made all my notes, I create a comfortable and organized environment. Not too comfortable or else I'll fall asleep or have my mind wander. I light some candles, have all my material within sight and reach, and get cracking. You need to be physically relaxed to study, I find, or else you'll get even more stressed and tense that you already are. Keep positive, focused, and you'll make it through!
My ideal environment to study is next to my pup Bingley on the couch, wrapped in blankets, tea in hand, and study notes in the other!