Things I've Done While Taking on the Stress of Finals Week

Things I've Done While Taking on the Stress of Finals Week

Everyone does weird things during finals week without even realizing it, here are just a few of mine.

1. Fallen asleep at my desk

I usually wake up with a weird pain in my neck, but I feel refreshed!

2. Slept on my floor

Sometimes, when your bed is high lofted, you just don’t have the energy to climb up into bed after staring at your quizlet note cards for the past five hours.

3. Almost overdosed on ibuprofen

I took some for a headache, and five minutes later, went to get some more because I thought I hadn’t taken any. Luckily, I stopped myself, but I also was too stressed to realize that to overdose you would have to swallow way more than four tablets.

4. Fell asleep on a study guide with a pencil still in my hand

Yeah…that happened.

5. Became extra forgetful

Time to brush my teeth! What was I going to do? Oh yeah wash my face…did I brush my teeth already? I have to pee…wait I just did that…what day is it?

6. Slept for four hours, woke up to work for another four hours, and then went back to bed

That essay was due by noon, but yay me, I got it in by 10 am!

7. Sat and stared into space

Sometimes the wheels stop turning and the room moves in slow motion.

8. Contemplated going to bed, but deciding to stay up so I could get more done, and then tried to write an essay and realized it wasn't making any sense because I was so tired

It’s a constant battle with trying to decide whether I should stay up even later, or just get up earlier.

9. Contemplated if I would be able to handle architecture

Answer: no (it’s a pretty big major here at Judson)

10. Thought about pulling an all-nighter but fell asleep in the midst of deciding

I am not a night owl.

11. Tried to drink coffee

I just can’t. It’s so bitter.

12. Thought about how much later I would be able to stay up if I drank coffee

Maybe it would help me with that all-nighter.

13. Fell asleep while thinking about what it would be like if I liked coffee

Luckily, I get enough caffeine from tea.

14. Told myself I would get up early to finish something and then slept another hour after my alarm went off.

My motivation levels are at an all-time low.

15. Contemplated how my grade would be affected if I ended up just winging this final, and then deciding to keep studying anyway.

For some reason it makes me even more anxious to go into a final unprepared.

16. Found myself googling videos of a moose

It’s happened.

17. Ate cookies

It’s good stress food at 10 p.m. At 1230: a.m. Oh guess what it’s 2 a.m. and I’m hungry again!

18. Switched positions in my chair, and then switch again, and then again, and then back to my original position

You know that feeling when you’ve been sitting for so long, you just can’t get comfortable?

19. Got up and walked aimlessly around my room

When I start to see spots, I tell myself it’s time to go for a walk. Sometimes I pace back and forth in my room, sometimes I walk down the hallway, and once in a while, I knock on someone’s door and end up having a two-hour conversation about how badly I need to study for this final.

20. Tried to cry but was unable to produce any tears because I was too tired to produce them

It gets rough sometimes; you get mad at yourself for not taking better notes, frustrated that you didn’t pay attention better, and just want to punch a wall.

21. Wondering if all this is worth it…it is

It definitely is.

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The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.

It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"


3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.


Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.


You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

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12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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