Finals week can be the most stressful time of the year. The semester is almost over, so you kind of just want to give up, but you need to just push through these last few days. There’s going to be late nights, minimal sleep, and lots of caffeine, but you will survive. While you might be neck-deep in textbooks and exam reviews right now, there's a light at the end of the tunnel! Once all of this is over, you’ll be on winter break and be free! You can destress from the semester and feel proud that you made it out alive. You’ve worked hard and deserve to treat yourself. I’ve decided to make a list of ways to treat yourself once finals are over.


1.Take a bubble bath

Buy a nice lavender scented bubble bath and clothes your eyes and breathe. Sit there until you forget all your worries and feel content.


2. Take a nap...or seven

You’re finally on winter break! You finally have lots of time to catch up on sleep. Finally, naps don’t have to mean dozing off in class or on that comfy chair in the library.


3. Buy yourself some candles

This might be just me, but there’s something very therapeutic about buying candles. You just walk around and focus your energy on smelling nice things. How could anyone not love it?


4. Go on a shopping spree

Retail therapy may be expensive, but it is very effective. Enough said.


5. Plan a vacation

Plan your dream vacation...even if you don’t go! Research luxury hotels and 5-star restaurants! Alternatively, you can plan a real trip, with a smaller budget. Talk to some friends and make it happen!


6. Go on a road trip with your best friends


Spontaneous road trips are usually the best. Make a good playlist, find some good friends, and get in the car and drive.


7. Give yourself a spa night.


Paint your nails. Throw on a face mask. Turn on some relaxing music. Enjoy a little “me” time!