How To Be Festive During Finals Week

While the daunting stress of finals is looming over students right about now, the idea of being festive may seem far away in the distance. Even though we spend the majority of the holiday season away from school, starting some simple festivities while we are here can put us in the holiday spirit, and can make the process of finals slightly more doable. 

Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate some holiday excitement into your finals schedule.

  1. 1. Holiday-themed clothes

    Bust out your favorite Christmas sweaters, whether subtle or obnoxiously flashy, and wear them during finals week. They’ll not only put you in the holiday spirit, but they’ll keep you comfortable whilst studying and taking exams.

  2. 2. Decorate your college living space

    The more festive your environment, the more upbeat and positive you will feel. Whether its putting wrapping paper on your cabinets, decorating a miniature tree, stringing lights along your walls, or wrapping tinsel around your door, adding some fun and festive decor to your room will boost your spirit and get you more excited for the holidays.

  3. 3. Make a Christmas playlist

    Make a Christmas-themed playlist to listen to while walking to each of your exams. The songs will get you through the day and put you in a better mood, because, after all, nothing screams positivity more than Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas Is You".

  4. 4. Watch a Christmas movie during breaks

    After taking some difficult exams, treat yourself to a break by watching your favorite Christmas movie or two. From “Home Alone” to “Christmas Vacation”, you’ll be guaranteed a few good laughs and holiday cheer to offer some relaxation during the stress of finals.

  5. 5. Simple treats

    Science has shown that it’s beneficial to snack while you study. During the holiday season, mix in a few peppermint candies into your typical snacking, or wind down your long night of hard work with some hot chocolate and comfy pajamas.