Let's face it: college can be really tough sometimes. On weeks when you have test after test, it is almost impossible not to stress out. However, there are some little things that you can do to destress and relax.
1. Have a warm beverage at night
If it's late at night, and you're still studying, have something to drink to keep you awake. Now I'm not talking about coffee or anything else with tons of caffeine. It's fall, or at least it feels like it. So, why not have some apple cider, warmed up in the microwave for around 30 seconds? Hot chocolate is a favorite of mine as well.
Something about the hot water helps me relax after a long day. Just taking about ten minutes off of studying and letting your muscles, and also your mind feels great. Not to mention that it's something you have to do...
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At this point, I realize that I have become my mother. However, it is easier to concentrate if you don't have stuff all over your dorm. Not to mention, that it's another excuse to take a study break!
Another cliche, I know but it actually works! I do this while studying and right before a test. If you're feeling nervous, it'll only make studying or taking tests harder than it actually is. This is a tip that is truly relaxing. The best way to do it is to do it in sync, like with this GIF.
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5. Watch cute animal videos
Take a couple minutes off from practicing math problems or writing your English essay to watch some cute animal videos on Facebook or YouTube. Puppies fix everything, right?
Even though I have yet to jump onto the adult coloring book trend, I have heard about the benefits of it. So pull out your crayons!
Hopefully, these tips will help you relax when things get tough, and therefore study better!