Monday, November 30, 2015

Finals Stress Prevention

It's that time of year again. Exactly one week from yesterday finals will start and the stress will follow. For some of us stress has already begun. Here are a few weeks to keep yourself healthy and stress-free during finals week.

  1. Take Breaks
    • Make sure you aren't going non-stop. You can't retain anything when your brain is exhausted. Remember to take a couple breaks here and there.
  2. Full Night's Sleep
    • As a follow up to the last point, your brain retains information better when it is well rested, so NO ALL NIGHTERS. Sleep and let the information you learned absorb.
  3. Keep Snacks Healthier
    • Being pent up in a library for hours at a time, snacking is bound to happen, but be sure to keep some healthy snacks on hand. All those snacks can add up.
  4. Start Early
    • Try to get a head start on all of the material you need to study. Don't leave it down to crunch time. That's when studying becomes really stressful.
  5. Make Lists
    • Whenever I have to be responsible I like to make lists. To-do lists come in really handy in times like these. Be specific.
  6. Take Care of Yourself
    • On occasion pamper yourself and take care of yourself. When you feel clean and fresh, you feel more productive.
Okay! So there are a few tips for staying happy-ish for finals week. I hope this helped any of y'all and let me know what destresses y'all in the comments below. I hope you have a wonderful day.