December is finally here which means Christmas is just around the corner, the coming of a new year and finals season is coming upon us.
For college students this is all we’re able to think about and this can be a stressful time for us trying to juggle family situations, social life, prayer life and trying to study for those hard finals that we don’t want to take.
I want to remind everyone to take care of themselves and not let stress take over their life.
Remember to stay on top of everything by staying organized. Make sure to go ahead and clear your study space and remove all distractions. Keep a to do list and allow for certain allotted time for each task so you know what you’re doing. Keep a list of what classes need more study time than others.
Keep your social life intact. Sometimes we tend to become a hermit and drown ourselves in books and review guides. Remember to schedule a little bit of time with your friends as this is a stressful time of the year; everyone will be on different schedules and we all want to see our friends. Hang out with your friends by planning group meals in the Bean, having study sessions in the library and just planning even just 30 minutes to watch Disney+ in your room.
I know it might be hard to do this one, but please get some decent sleep throughout finals season. Sleep will play a vital role as it is needed for our body to function properly. Even a simple nap during the day can help your body function and allows for you to take in the information that you study.
Lastly, take some time for yourself. Self care is probably the most important thing you can do so you don’t wear yourself out. Make sure you eat three meals a day to get the nutrients you need. Also be intentional in your study breaks and don’t just watch Youtube videos and keep up your daily routines.
Remember don’t panic during finals, take a deep breath and focus at the task at hand.