Finals week is my least favorite week. It’s the week that makes me regret skipping French class for an extra 20 minutes of sleep, or demands that I remember all the phases of mitosis that we haven’t gone over since January. With finals being around the corner, I can already feel the stress gradually overtaking my body. Here are 5 ways to de-stress before your finals.
1. Make a relaxing playlist
I know of some people who need absolute silence while studying. I am not one of those people. Turn on some relaxing music if you want to de-stress or belt musicals and just sing it out. I know I’ll be belting out “Bad Idea” from Waitress the Musical for the next 2 weeks or so.
Pull out the yoga mat, go for a run, it doesn’t matter what you choose! Exercising is a great way to tame your worries.
3. Diffuse Some Oils!
I am obsessed with essential oils! Try diffusing lavender, or eucalyptus. I find those to help me relax the most. If you don’t have a diffuser, trying lighting a candle.
4. Take a Hot Shower
People underestimate the power of a hot shower. Whenever I am stressed out, I take a scorching hot shower and sing my worries away (yes, even in a communal bathroom, I have no shame in my game). The hot water makes my body feel less tense and I always feel refreshed and ready to study.
5. Watch an episode of your favorite show!
Alright, if you’re going to do this one, take heed: Do not binge watch. Do this only after you study for a while, and reward yourself with an episode of The Office, Parks & Rec or whatever you’re watching. Laughing for a little bit will help ease the stress that comes along with finals week.
Lastly, don’t stress too much, my friends! Everything will be alright… I think.