The one downfall of this gorgeous Spring weather is that I can't go outside and enjoy it as much as I would like. With my REG exam coming up in just over a month, I know I have to do everything possible to stay current with my study routine. Back in January and February, I found it a lot easier to spend hours on end sitting at my desk studying because there wasn't much to do anyway. But staying focused through invitations for hikes and barbecues this weekend has definitely been challenging. One thing that has helped me stay focused is that I write down all my study goals for the week, and always do my best to accomplish what I have written down. I also spent a few hours studying outside today, which isn't as fun as a barbecue, but it still allowed me to soak up a few hours of vitamin D and accomplish my study goals at the same time. I think a lot of this exam has to do with finding creative ways to stay focused. Incorporating new study habits into your routine, such as going for a run beforehand, or spending a few days a week at the library, can definitely help revitalize a stale study routine.