8 Tips For Surviving Finals Week
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8 Tips For Surviving Finals Week

Some advice to get through this dreadful week.

8 Tips For Surviving Finals Week
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This is it, the last straw before a much-deserved winter break. We've worked our butts off all semester, been through ups and downs, and now all that stands between us and some peace and quiet, is finals week.

Here are 8 ways to make it through alive:

1. Get enough sleep.

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I know you've heard this before, but it's so important. From personal experience I can tell you that not going to bed at a reasonable time during a jam-packed week, only makes matters worse. Especially the night before an exam, get at least 7 hours of sleep. Cramming material last minute won't do you any good anyways.

2. Eat well.

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Good nutrition is always important. However, in a time when stress is running high and lots of energy is required, making smart food choices is necessary. I know it's easy to give into cravings and junk food, but they won't help. The brain needs to be fueled so that it can stay focused and not fail you.

3. Stay active.

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This is another thing that we should always strive for. Once again, it can be very helpful when we might feel overwhelmed. I realize it may be hard to find the time but it's a great way to take a break from studying and de-stress. Instead of watching an episode of your favorite show, go outside and move a little even if it's only for 20 minutes.

4. De-stress.

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Many schools have programs to relieve stress. Take some time off and attend some, they might give good tips and could be of great help.

5. Do something fun.

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Finals week doesn't have to be studying all day long. It's okay to take a few hours off and get away from the books. Pick something fun to clear your mind and recharge.

6. Surround yourself with people.

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Whether we like it or not, we're in this together. We're all in the same boat, so why not support each other. That could mean venting to your best friends or working with a study group. Surrounding yourself with other people won't make you feel alone.

7. Manage your time.

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This is critical. Try making a schedule and sticking to it. This way you won't have additional stuff, like running out of time, to stress out about.

8. Have something to look forward to.

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That might mean being excited about going home, or excited about break, or whatever else you might be looking forward to. Having that will make the week less painful and quicker.

I hope these tips were somewhat helpful. Remember that hard work pays off, and the end is near.

Happy finals!

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