The End of Semester Stress

It’s that time of the year again where finals are approaching and everyone is stressed out. It is okay to be stressed out, indeed it is normal and expected to be stressed out but it is important how you handle your stress. Here are some tips on how some students handle the stresses of end of the semester and exam season:

  • Drink lots of water: yes you maybe do need that 3rd cup of the coffee but also mix in some water
  • Take study breaks: (and don’t feel guilty for taking study breaks) use your study break to meet with a friend for tea, go to the gym or even just watch an episode of Netflix, online shop or browse on pinterest
  • Prioritize self-care: do what you need to do to take care of yourself mentally, emotionally and physically
  • Eat healthy: (and don’t forget to eat) we have all been in the study grind where all of a sudden it is 9:30 pm and you realize that you have forgotten to eat dinner, throw a stew in the crockpot and have an easy healthy dinner ready for you
  • Switch up your study spots: switch it up between your desk, the library, owls nest and other hidden study spots
  • Be organized: write down your due dates (and yes, cross those dates off once you finish the assignment for the day)
  • Make a to-do list: my to do list is long right now but it’s the best feeling in the world crossing an item off your to do list (I am even guilty of writing a task that I already did on my to do list just to be able to cross it off)

Until next time!

– Mikayla