One thing that works well for me when I’m studying is to create a routine and stick to it.”
Written By CIA Exam Guest Blogger Tracy C.
Well, I’m another week closer to exam day. I’m at four weeks and counting until the big day for Part One. I’m a little behind on my studying because the past few weeks of work have been so busy. I need to get back to the grind this week and make up for lost time. I have a lot more free time coming up, so I should easily be able to get back on track with my study plan.
One thing that works well for me when I’m studying is to create a routine and stick to it. I can focus more on studying when I have things laid out for me. I think a really important part of my routine is to eat healthy and exercise while studying. I have not had time over the past few months to go to the gym, but now that I’m back in study mode, I’m hitting the gym more regularly. This definitely helps reduce stress and it keeps me focused on what I’m studying. I do a lot of yoga, which keeps me from getting too stressed out.
Eating healthy is another major part of my plan for exam success. I’m not always the healthiest eater, but during exam time, I make much more of an effort to be conscious of what I’m eating. I know that healthy eating is important, but as things come up during the week, I don’t always make it a priority. Eating healthier and working out gives me much more energy, and that is something I certainly need. It also keeps my head clear and helps keep me focused. My routine during exam time is to do yoga in the mornings, go to work, maybe run after work, and study after that. I know that these things may seem obvious to some people, but it’s something that people may forget contributes to successfully passing the CIA exam and is worth the extra effort.