Finals week is one of the most stressful times for any college student but it is important to take care of yourself during this time to avoid feeling burnt out and getting sick.
1. Get a Mani/Pedi
Something as simple as a manicure or a pedicure can be relaxin. Even if you want to save money and do it yourself, it can be a nice chance to focus on yourself and have a chance to focus on your own self care.
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2. Unwind with a Good Book
Taking time from your studies to unwind and destress can be just as important as studying for your finals. Picking up a good book, reading some short stories, or even looking at an article that interests you can be a great way to reenergize yourself.
3. Treat Yourself with Some Starbucks (Or other coffee brand)
Whether you need a pick me up during study time or as a nice treat for reaching your study goals, a nice cold drink can be the perfect idea! Check out some secret Starbucks menu items here: http://www.trippapparel.com/2013/14304
Remember though, don't rely on coffee and redbull to keep yourself awake for cram studying. This doesn't do your body good and can harm your health.
4. FaceTime your Pets
Talking to your pets from home is motivation in itself! You'll feel much happier and able to finish the year off strong. Seeing your pets can also be a nice way to reward yourself for your hard work and to remind yourself that when you can finally go home, they'll be excited to see you.
For me, going home is a reward because two of my family's cats just had kittens, so finishing up with finals and going home to lovable kittens is exciting!
Below is one of the mothers, Sirius, with her kittens.
5. FaceTime your Friends and Family
Finals week can be a time where many start to feel homesick even though it is just a few more weeks until they will be home for the summer. If Facetiming your pets isn't a possibility or your thing, talking to your family and friends can be another helpful way to refocus! Your loved ones can reenergize your motivation with some comforting messages.
6. Meditate, do some Yoga, or Head to the Gym
For those that know me, having me suggest going to the gym is a shocker. I hate working out because it causes a lot of discomfort. But, if working out is your thing, it can be a great way to feel good about yourself and a nice excuse to take a study break.
If you're more like me and dread the thought of running or lifting weights, meditation or yoga is a nice relaxing way to release some tension.
This website has some great tips for meditation and yoga and can be adapted for all levels: