Getting down to the nitty gritty of it, finals week is the most tormenting week of the semester for a college student. Sometimes, all we need are those few words of encouragement and positive thoughts to give us the boost we need to keep on going. So here is a compilment of some of my favorite quotes that really give me the motivation to keep trudging along, because finals week really is just another hill to climb in life that tests our true strength.

1. "This morning, let go of everything you didn't do right, the negative things people have said, and focus on all you are becoming" -Unknown

2. "Once upon a time you were a little girl with big dreams that you promised you'd make real one day. Don't disappoint yourself." -Unknown

3. "Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn't settle for it." -Unknown

4. "Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't and start loving yourself for everything you already are." -Unknown

5. "You have what it takes." -Unknown

6. "You really are good enough, pretty enough, and strong enough." -Al Carraway

7. "If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl

8. "Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible." -Unknown

9. "For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

9. "Let's start by taking a smallish nap or two..." -Winnie the Pooh

10. "I know this transformation is painful, but you're not falling apart; you're just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful." -William C. Hannan

11. "Progress: You might not be where you want to be, but you're not where you used to be." -Unknown

12. "You've survived 100% of everything in your life so far, so there's a pretty good chance that you'll survive whatever is next." -Timber Hawkeye

13. "Beautiful girl, you can do hard things." -Unknown

14. "Know what? Bitches get stuff done." -Tina Fey

15. "In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog, and eat a donut."

16. "You're feeling burnt out and discouraged, but you've made it this far and I think that's really brave." -Unknown

17. "Know this: you can start over, each morning." -Unknown

18. "I promise you, these storms are only trying to wash you clean." -Jessica Katoff

19. "Soon, when all is well, you're going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up." -Unknown

20. "You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way." -Jennifer J. Freeman

21. "Don't be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you." -Unknown

22. "Sometimes, life is all about your dreams, hopes and visions for the future. But there are some days where life is just about putting one foot in front of the other. And that's okay." -Unknown

23. "When the path reveals itself, follow it." -Cheryl Strayed

24. "May all of your vibes say: I got this." -Unknown

25. "Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen, or not happen...trusting that whichever way it goes, it's for the best." -Mandy Hale

26. "Sometimes we have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it'll work or it won't. That is life." -Alex Elle

27. "You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up." -Unknown

28. "There are 3 solutions to every problem: accept it, change it, leave it. If you can't accept it, change it. If you can't change it, leave it." -Unknown

29. "First simple rule in life: If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it." -Unknown

30. "Life is tough, my darling, but so are you." -Stephanie Bennett Henry

Keep the bigger picture in mind, and know that one day you're going to look back and be proud of yourself for pushing yourself to be the best you can be and achieving everything you're capable of and so much more. Finals week is only a teeny, tiny portion of your life, so study your butt off, treat yourself to some Starbucks and a nap, and go and kick some finals butt.