Stress is a huge part of the college experience and it’s something every student has to deal with. This may come as a shock, but stress does not have to take over your life, no matter how many final examinations you have. You can still do well on your tests without wanting to die for an entire week following the given tips.
Avoid Stressful People
Stress actually is contagious. During exam week, resist the urge to have a study session with your super-tense friend, especially if she’s complaining about all the work she has to do and breaking pencils all over the place. Her stress will only add to your stress.
Eat Healthy and Exercise
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s a wonder how many people forget it. Skip the sugar, which will make you crash, and go for snacks like granola bars, healthy cereal or fruits and veggies to keep your blood sugar stable. If you’re studying for a long period of time, eat some protein too. Also, try to get some form of exercise. Even a 10 minute walk will wave you calmer and more focused.
JUST SAY ‘NO’
You need to say no to those people who want to take up your time. There will probably be a friend who needs to talk to you for hours or a party the night before your final, and if you say ‘Yes’, you’ll probably be tempted to blow off studying. Resist the urge. Say no to the distractions.