10 Encouraging Reminders You Need To Hear During This Finals Season
Start writing a post
Student Life

10 Encouraging Reminders You Need To Hear During This Finals Season

It's the final countdown.

10 Encouraging Reminders You Need To Hear During This Finals Season
Avery Owens

Finals season is here.

Among the mix of emotions of wrapping up another school year and anticipating the summer, finals are a bummer that everyone (including myself) hates.

They are a harsh reality that humbles you like no other. They make you question your major, knowledge, purpose, time, and sometimes, your worth.

Personally, finals are a trial in my life every time they arrive, and I find myself being distracted from the facts that I know to be true.

These truths are great reminders that everyone needs to be refreshed of this season.

1. Finals do not define your worth.

2. Make time for those you love, while you study.

Group-studying is always a great idea. You're about to end a chapter of your life, so end it well with the people you love. Some you may not see for the next few months.

3. Finals should be prioritized, but not idolized.

4. Keep your body fueled during finals.

Don't just munch on sugary foods and only drink caffeine. Keep your body hydrated with water and well-fed with lots of protein. Feed your brain.

5. Don't study because you want the approval of someone else.

You should be studying to honor God with the knowledge He has blessed you with, and to make yourself proud. Don't put pressure on the opinions of others.

6. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

7. Know when to walk away.

There comes a point when you've done all you can do, and the next best step is sleep and maybe even a fun break. Go for a walk. Take a nap. Hang with friends. Watch a movie. Listen to your body.

8. Remember that sometimes you won't get the grade you want, and that's okay.

Life doesn't always happen the way we expect it to — that's what makes it exciting. Be prepared for anything and any grade.

9. A grade is just a number.

This goes back to number one, but remember this. Don't let a number be your identity. You are not a "C."

10. Don't beat yourself up over a grade.

If you've put in your best effort, be proud of what you have accomplished. Pausing your life to study is no easy task, so be kind to yourself for trying.

Good luck!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments