It's here. The most dreaded week of the semester. Finals week also known as hell week. The week of two hour-long tests, making sure everything is in on time, and getting everything done before the end of the semester. We have to do all this while sometimes working a job, making sure we eat, and getting enough sleep. Finals week can be super stressful, so here are four tips that have helped me through finals week in the past.
#1 Write EVERYTHING Down, (And I Mean Everything)
Writing out a to-do list or keeping a calendar of all of your due dates, final dates and times, work schedule, even the fact that you somehow have to find time to do laundry is a great way to stay organized and on top of your workload.
#2 Cut Back On Caffeine
Coming from a self-described coffee addict, this can be a hard one. Most people think that you should think you should drink more coffee in order to stay up later and finish more work. But if you drink too much caffeine in one day you will be less likely to fall asleep at night. Which leads me to my next point....
#3 Get A Full Night's Sleep
Waking up tired makes a normal day tough. Now add a massive test in which you need to know pretty much everything you have learned in the last four months and it seems impossible to get through the day. Make sure to go to bed at a decent time and give yourself ample time to wake up and get ready in the morning.
#4 Eat A Balanced Breakfast
I know it's hard for me to concentrate when I'm hungry, so eating a full and balanced breakfast will not only fill your stomach, it will also give you natural energy to get through the day.
Finals week is going to be a bit stressful but just take a deep breath and relax because you got this.