Hi, friends! We’re approaching the most stressful part of the school year… finals week. Because it’s such a special time in the school year, I decided to do a three-part series on having a successful finals week. Every Monday, for the next three weeks, I’ll publish a new post for the Successful Finals Week series. Today’s post is about taking care of your mind and body. Your mind and your body are the vehicles that will help you achieve success, so you can’t neglect them!
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Don’t waste time and energy stressing out.
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you see how much you have to study. Instead of stressing out, focus your energy on getting the work done!
Homework: Be mindful of your thoughts. If you notice that you’re starting to get overwhelmed, take a deep breath and count to ten. Then, focus your energy on studying instead of stressing out…
Know how much stress is too much.
A little bit of stress is healthy because it motivates you to get things done. But too much stress, the kind that paralyzes you from doing what needs to get done, is not healthy.
Homework: If you feel that you’re experiencing too much stress, take a deep breath and visit your school’s counseling center.
Eat nutritious food.
Swap the sugary/salty vending machine snacks and coffee for fruits, vegetables, and protein. If you want to perform optimally on your exams, you have to put good fuel into your body.
Homework: Include your meals in your study schedule so that you know what/where you will be eating. This will help you to not lose track of time.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
Just like your meals, schedule in some sleep time. You will perform better if you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
Homework: give yourself a bedtime and set multiple alarms to remind you to start powering down for the day. Also, set an alarm for when you want to wake up, too, so that you don’t spend too much time sleeping.
Same deal here. If you want to perform at your best, make sure you’re hydrated.
Homework: bring a water bottle with you wherever you go. Keep track of your water consumption by using an app.
It’s easy to forget to take care of your mind and body at a stressful time like finals week. Don’t let that happen to you! Instead, take care of the vehicles that will help you be successful.
Further reading on taking care of yourself during finals week:
- How to Study for Finals by Sarah from Stylish, Sassy, and Classy
- Your Complete Guide on How to Survive Finals Week from Coffee Beans and High Heels
How do you take care of your mind and body during finals week?