5 Stages of Finals As Told By How I Met Your Mother
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5 Stages of Finals As Told By How I Met Your Mother

The best I can give you is a fake smile and dead eyes.

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5 Stages of Finals As Told By How I Met Your Mother
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Well, we're quickly approaching finals, or are already immersed in the stress that comes with them. During this stressful time, college students across the nation have this huge barrier to break in order to make it out alive to Christmas break. Below, are the stages of grief-- summing up finals week for all of us.

1. Denial

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We all start here, this is when we think about how awesome we are, without our finals, and how awesome we are will not change depending on how we do on them. "No, I am awesome even if I fail all my finals!"

2. Anger

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Screaming. Crying. When we yell at anything that moves, like our roommates asking a question or a call from our moms. (Not speaking from experience, I promise)

3. Bargaining

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This comes in all forms. For some it might be praying, for others it could be emailing their professors desperately; even after they have said multiple times that they don't give extra credit. Or, simply asking God for an 'almighty five'.

4. Depression

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The point during the test or studying where we lose all hope and start thinking about dropping out. A lot of eating happens during this time, because who doesn't eat when they're sad?

5. Acceptance

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Normally after we walk out of our last final, we feel this weight lift off our shoulders. We now no longer care what happens, all we know is that Christmas is right around the corner; and the celebrations can commence.

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