By Varuna Rampersad-Singh, Peer Advisor

As we approach the end of the semester, most students are anxious and stressed. Rather than giving out study tips to pass your finals, I’m going to make sure everyone does more than just study these next couple weeks. You still have to stay healthy and sane so that you aren’t left in a slump after finals. Here are a few tips on how to keep calm and carry on during finals.

1) Make sure you are getting enough sleep.

Your body needs this to function and it will actually help your retention after studying. Don’t try to pull all-nighters because they end up doing more harm than good.

2) Eat healthy and consistently.

I often tend to forget to eat when I get busy so I know I need to make eating a priority on my list. Lack of eating can mess with your metabolism and cause weight gain. Try to keep fruits around to snack on during the day.

3) Too much stress can lead to many things like illness or hair loss.

Try some deep breathing, meditation or yoga in order to de-stress and calm your nerves.

4) Have some fun.

You will need a break from studying at some point so hit pause on the books and go spend a few hours with some friends. Trust me, you’ll feel much better afterward.

 

Good luck on your finals and stay sane!