The time has come again. Finals week, also known as stress week. Finals can be one of those weeks that we dread so much. I'm not going to go in depth here about how horrible is finals week because we all know how that is. However, I want to share my tips on how to make it less stressful than usual.
2. Avoid Distractions
I don't know about you, but I get easily distracted. I will start studying, however, I can easily get away from it if I start watching the live stream of Coachella or just looking at Snapchat or Instagram. There are endless possibilities on what one can get distracted on, so the best thing to do is to leave your phone on silent, delete your apps temporarily when you study or go somewhere that is quiet that will help you focus only on your studies.
This may sound annoying and not the idea of de-stressing. I thought the same exact thing until I started working out daily. According to the ADAA , Working out produces endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.
4. Take Breaks
Don't stress yourself more by studying every minute of the hour. Takes breaks every 30 minutes or so. Reward yourself with a quick nap if you're feeling tired or try watching an episode of your favorite TV show. In other words, reward yourself for a moment.
5.Believe in yourself
Despite the many notes or chapters we have to go through in order to receive a passing grade, always believe in yourself that you can do it. Don't give up, remember to take a break every so often and to breath. You're going to do great!
Good Luck and Happy Finals Everyone!