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5 Ways To Stay Sane During The Final Weeks Of The Semester

Let's be honest, this time is literally the worst.

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Finals week for any college student is probably one of the most stressful times of the year. No matter how organized you are or how good you are at managing your time, finals week always manages to mess all of that up. Coffee, tea and any kind of food will become your best friend ever! It's not only important to focus on getting good grades, it is just as important, and even more important, to take care of yourself. This time can make you feel down and hopeless, but I am here to give you some tips and ideas to help you stay focused and healthy during these final weeks of the semester. The holidays are so close you can almost reach out and touch them!!!

1. Grab a cup of tea

Although it can be very tempting to grab a cup of coffee, grab some tea instead. Not only is it delicious, but it's also better for you. Tea is a great way to keep that belly full and mind calm. When you are at the library or a cute little coffee shop, tea is the perfect pairing for homework or studying. So, next time you go to Starbucks or Pete's or where ever you get your coffee, grab some tea and get to work!!

2. Go for a walk

Instead of taking the bus, try walking! Although it can be hard to get yourself to walk to class instead of taking the bus when it is cold and gross outside, it is very rewarding. Sometimes we need to get up and walk around to help clear our minds. Also, it's a great way to stay in shape. If you've been studying for a while, get up and walk around during your breaks. So next time you decide to take the bus to class, DON'T! Grab a pair of gloves and a nice hat and get on your way.

3. Make yourself a workout routine

I know that it's hard to get to the gym during the winter, especially during finals week. It can be difficult to make time to workout, but if you're studying for a while and you need a break, do a quick workout (you don't even have to leave your room)! You also don't have to go to the gym in order to get a good workout in. Do some planks or some squats and you're good to go. It helps to clear you head and get your mind off of homework. Put on those sneakers and go!

4. Treat yourself

It's just as important to take care of yourself as it is to get good grades. There are so many ways to relax, whether it be taking a shower, lighting a candle or even taking a nap. Put on some music, put on a face mask, do your nails, whatever it takes to help you relax. Take the time out of your day to take care of yourself and relax. It doesn't have to be long, but take some time and just enjoy the relaxation.

5. Stay off your phone

Our phones play such a large part in our everyday lives and have become part of who we are. When trying to study, our phones can be a distraction and can cause us to not fully focus on what we are doing. We need to give these next final weeks the attention they deserve, so put that phone away. Try leaving your phone behind your computer so you can't see it, leave it in your backpack or, if you're feeling really ballsy, leave it at home! I know that sounds terrible but it works. So next time you go to study, put your phone somewhere you can't see it and get to work!!

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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High School Seniors Should Be Excited For College, Not Scared

Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.

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Going into the summer after my high school graduation, all I could think about was college, and how I was going to prepare to go to a new school and move away from home. Just know, it is not as stressful as you prepare yourself for it to be. You don't need to worry about not having any friends or not knowing how to get to all the different buildings because you have to remember everyone else on campus has been in the exact same position you are in, and there are tons of people on campus to help you.

One of the things I was most worried about was classes and how to know which classes to take. My advice is to go to counseling and plan out your classes before you register. Planning out classes will drastically help you stay on track and the counselors will help you make a balanced schedule that you can actually handle.

Another piece of advice would be to not bring as much stuff for your dorm as you think you will need. By all means, bring the essential things that you will need, but remember a dorm room is very small and you share it with another person. You won't have a ton of space for extra stuff and you want to have space to move around and actually live in your dorm.

Finally, if you are concerned about meeting people and making friends, just try and be as outgoing and open as possible. Everyone else in the dorms is just as nervous as you are too meet people, it really helps to try to branch out. Joining clubs or greek life also helps you meet people around campus with common interests as you.

College is not something to be scared of. Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.

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