5 ways to reduce stress during finals week

Hi everyone! Though the excitement of Christmas is upon us, the dread of finals week is also. Next week, I will probably be up late hours studying my butt off! I’m sure all you college peeps can relate! Over the years, I have learned ways to cope with the stress of finals week that has helped my grades for the better, and today I am going to share those with you guys! So grab sit down, grab some coffee because this post is a little longer than others!

  1. Organization – Organization is so important during finals. Break out your planner and have your test dated along with any last minute projects. Personally, it helps if I color coordinate my particular exams with highlighters. I cannot express time management enough! Make sure you spend equal time studying for each exam!
  2. Rest – Another really important aspect to reducing stress during finals is making sure you are getting enough sleep. Studies show that you remember more when you are well rested! Cramming material is not the best strategy during finals week!
  3. Snacks – If you like to snack when studying like me, you understand how easy it is to eat unhealthy. Instead of grabbing potato chips, grab popcorn. Or instead of grabbing candy, grab fruit. This will leave you feeling so much more energized and ready to take on finals. Save your unhealthy eating for the holidays (lol).
  4. Exercise – Hit the gym and blow off that stress! This is a great way to cool down from studying when you want to take a break. It is also good for your brain to get some clarity for a hour or so. This is always my favorite way to blow off stress during finals week.
  5. Study – Lastly, study hard! Make flashcards, outlines, or refer to Quizlet. Quizlet is a lifesaver so make sure to check it it! Finally, remember you got this and that GPA’s don’t matter in heaven!! 

So there you have it, my 5 ways to reduce stress during finals week! As I end this post, I want to leave you guys with some words of encouragement:

Psalms 55:22 – Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

xx, Madison


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