As you are all aware of the semester is coming to an end and test, presentations and papers are starting to pile up. This means we are all starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed. I read an article the other day on Refinery that talked about how to deal with stress and I thought it would be relevant to give you some tips on how to feel less stressed during these last couple of weeks leading to finals…
Get Organized! First thing you want to do is make a written plan of everything that you have due for the next few weeks. Trust me writing things down makes everything look less overwhelming and makes it feel much more manageable.
Don’t Procrastinate! Don’t wait till the last minute to start things, because it only makes you feel more stressed about deadlines. You want to feel in control and on top of things!
Take a Break! It’s good to study for hours, but don’t overdo it! If you can’t memorize terms anymore, it probably means you need to take a break. Just a 10 minute break, can really make a difference in your studying abilities.
Sleep! Get a good night’s sleep. It’s going to help you tackle the next day much more easily. If you feel good and awake, you can do anything. You just have to find the motivation! Having your body and mind well rested will really have a positive impact on your work and grades.
Do yoga (lol). Go outside take some air, refresh your mind. It’s really important to go out, trust me staying inside all day can drive you crazy. You need to change scenery and move a little.