When the end of the semester rolls around, tensions are at their highest. Between final tests, research papers, and group projects, as well as figuring out plans for the summer, there's so much to do. In the midst of trying to accomplish everything, it's easy to forget about taking care of yourself. It's so important to do some self-care things, especially during finals. As long as you are physically and mentally well, it'll be much easier to end the semester on a high note. Here are 15 things you can do to take care of yourself during finals week.
1. Wear something that makes you feel good.
It doesn't have to be fashionable, cute, or even nice. If you feel comfortable in it, wear it.
2. Use a facemask.
They're relatively cheap, plus your skin will feel amazing after.
3. Polish your nails.
Then they'll look even prettier as they fly across your keyboard, typing up your final papers.
4. Take a nap.
If you're too tired to focus, you're too tired to do anything well. Take some time out of your day to rest, then wake up and get back to productivity.
5. Watch Netflix.
This is a great option when you're doing homework (if you can still focus on the homework), eating a meal, or doing most of the activities in this list.
6. Clean your room.
Having an organized and tidy space will make you feel better and will be less distracting.
7. FaceTime a friend.
Catch up on their life. Tell them about yours. Have some laughs. Be there for them.
Whether you walk a lap around campus or go to the gym, it's a good idea to move around and not stay anchored to your desk all week.
9. Read something that’s not for a class.
It gets so old reading things you don't like, so give your brain a break and read something that's more your style.
10. Write something that’s not for a class.
A poem, short story, journal entry, or whatever. Get your thoughts out of your brain and onto paper or a screen.
11. Create and listen to a playlist.
Like Netflix, this is another thing you can do in the background with other things.
12. Have a game night with your friends.
Finals week is busy for everyone but taking the time to get together with friends can be a great way to forget about everything for a while.
13. Eat your fruits and veggies.
Self-care extends to your diet too.
14. Take some deep breaths.
Count to a certain number or follow a YouTube video.
15. Get 8 hours of sleep.
Pulling an all-nighter won't do you any favors. Get enough sleep to feel good for tomorrow.