Surviving Finals

Summer is so close, we can already feel it in the increasingly warmer Georgia weather. I’m sure you’re already aware last three weeks of school are jam packed with tests and finals. As this tidal wave of work approaches you, here are some tips to help you keep afloat!

  • Start Studying Early

In fact, you probably should already have started studying. If you haven’t, no worries, just make sure to get on track sooner rather than later. Finals are all about time management.

  • Eat and Sleep Properly

Yes, you should be studying for your finals, but food and sleep are important to. Getting your regular meals and making sure to sleep for at least 7 hours a night will go a long way to enhancing your performance in the long run.

  • Exercise

Exercise releases chemicals in your body called endorphins. Endorphins can help lower your stress levels. And not to mention going for a walk or a run is the perfect study break for when you’ve been staring at your books or screen for too long. Take a friend along with you to exercise if you like!

  • Alarm Clock

Make sure you have your alarm clock set when it comes down to the day of the test. You wouldn’t want to end up sleeping through part of or all of your finals! For extra insurance, you could set your alarm clock and an alarm on your phone. One of them is sure to get you out of bed.

  • Get Some Vitamin D

Don’t forget to go and soak in a bit of sun on the daily. Sunlight releases serotonin, which is a hormone that triggers happiness. When you get to studying, you may end up becoming stuck inside, which may make you feel down.

  • Avoid Multi-tasking

Multi-tasking does not make you more efficient. In fact, it most likely slows you down. Studying while doing something else may mean you are not entirely be absorbing the information you are trying to learn because your attention is divided. A better strategy is to focus on one task at a time and give yourself time limits to complete tasks.

  • Say Goodbye to Social Media (Not for forever of course!)

Don’t let yourself get sidetracked while getting ready for the big test. Social media allows for the perfect study time distraction. Turn off your social media for a week or two while you are studying. This will allow you to maximize your study time.

So now that you have some pointers, stop surfing the internet and get to work. That way you will be able to do your best and have no regrets about finals! Hello, Summer. Here we come!