With finals in their peak I figured this article from The Daily Collegian could help a lot of people out!!
I found this article really helpful, and turns out I actually do a lot of these things already. For me, exercising is the best way to relieve stress and boost my energy during a really stressful time, which is exactly what the article said. I think a lot of people overestimate how much time they will need to spend studying, and in reality, there’s ALWAYS time to take a 20 minute run to relieve some stress. There’s no way you can study for 24 hours straight and actually remember ANYTHING.
One thing they didn’t mention in this article was studying to classical music and studying in 20 minute increments. Freshman year, this was probably the best advice I got for finals stress. Now, every time I have a big exam to study for, I youtube “study relaxation music” and hundreds of videos pop up with classical music that help you study! They’re usually pretty long too which is cool 🙂 Its been proven that classical background music helps you retain more information, so instead of putting your itunes on shuffle, try that and see if it helps you! Also, make sure to study in increments, because studys have also shown that people who frequently take breaks are more productive, retain more information, and are actually less stressed out! Cool, right??
Anyways, hope this helps, and remember, we’re just a week away from break so KEEP WORKING & DOMINATE FINALS!