Finals Week Survival Tips

Finals week is here, but instead of freaking out, try these tips for staying healthy and sane during every college student’s favorite time of the year!

  1. Get enough sleep! The average college student requires 7-9 hours of sleep each night for maximum brain power. Close your textbook and take the extra hour of sleep. It will make you more productive in the morning.
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast. Jumpstarting your metabolism early on will help you stay focused throughout the day. Plus, who doesn’t love a good yogurt parfait?
  3. Try meditation. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take 10 minutes to put that stress out of your brain. There are many apps for guided meditation and Spotify even provides guided meditation for practically any time limit.
  4. Exercise! When you work out, endorphins are pumped into your brain making you happy, alert and ready to ACE those finals!
  5. Eat 5-6 small balanced meals instead of 2-3 heavy ones. Heavy meals require more time to digest, which can lead to tiredness. Small balanced meals will offer the nutrients and energy needed to carry you throughout the day!
  6. Wash your hands! Your immune system takes a toll when you’re stressed out. Make sure you wash your hands frequently and keep some hand sanitizer on deck. The last thing you need right now is the flu.
  7. If all else fails, coffee is there to wake you up. Just make sure you’re also drinking a TON of water so you don’t get dehydrated and keep the caffeine intake under control to avoid getting jittery. Green tea is a great alternative. 
  8. Let it go. Once the exam is over, it’s over. Don’t let the stress overwhelm you! Treat yourself after a hard exam with your favorite sweet treat, like ice cream from Miami Ice!

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