It's Finals Week!
For some student’s it's the least favorite time of year. Studying for final exams is cutting in to your sleep, your social life has gone out the window and anything that is highly caffeinated is your new best friend. Its a proven fact that during finals students get stressed out and attitudes can go from one extreme to another, which can be a danger to yourself and others.
Here are a few tips on how to take care of yourself and reduce stress during finals, which is one of the best ways to make sure you do well and get through finals in one piece.
Everyone is different and handle stress and studying differently, here are just a few tips on how to stay calm during finals season:
Getting Enough Sleep!
We all pull all-nighters from time to time and that might seem like the best idea to finish your paper/ project but sleeping is SO IMPORTANT! by skipping a night of sleep it can make it harder for people to remember the information they just studied, to multi task and to keep on task during that last exam.
So get some sleep, it can help you think clearer, remember more and help you on your exams.
Having OFF TIME
This is just as important as studying. Having a bit of time to relax helps improve your concentration and sustains your energy levels. it can be tricky but try to schedule some time to spend with friends, go outside just do something that you find fun for a little while every day. you can return to your work refreshed and ready to focus.
Getting outside / Taking a walk
Take a walk. It can be one of the best ways to clear your mind, walking can help regulate your blood pressure and make your brain push out some mood boosting endorphin's. It's also good for your body if you haven't moved from your desk in three hours.
Technology is amazing it can be an awesome help or a massive distraction. Try to turn off your phone or putting it in another room during your study time. Not paying attention to your social media, messages, texts or other alerts for a few hours will help you focus on your studies.
Hopefully some of these tips will help you during your final crunch of the semester. Good luck students.