How to Survive the End of the Semester




It's that time again, the time when everyone is up to their eyeballs in work and stress takes over. But, people seem to forget about their need for rest and calm, which can negatively impact their health and schoolwork. Here are some tips and reminders for de stressing during the most stressful time of the semester!


1. Scheduling

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When there's a ton of work to be done, time management becomes everything. Make a list of all the work that needs to be done and put it in order of priority. Once that is done get out a planner and find time when you can work on what is due. Plan it out and give yourself more time than you think you’ll need. This schedule does not need to be set in stone so if one day you can get more done or another day your too tired to to anything, do it. Nothing will destress a person faster than getting the work done!


2. No All Nighters

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After a certain time at night all homework should be put away. Getting a good night of sleep is vital to good performance in school and socializing. All nighters will do more harm than good because after a certain point your brain stops retaining information and thinking in a productive way. My trick for sleeping a full night is setting a time when all work must be shut away in my backpack. I also have a time for when my phone has to be plugged into my charger and out of my hands. This helps me get to bed at a decent time.


3. Snack

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Doing homework can be a long, tedious process. To make the process a bit better I like to have a snack or drink. My food go-to's are popcorn or an apple with peanut butter and honey. Drink wise I go for tea or hot chocolate. This makes studying a little better and food helps your brain stay alert.  


4. Go to the Gym

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Some people will hate this tip, but some people will love it. If the gym is not your thing there are substitutes. Go for a walk or cleaning your room work too. The idea of this is getting an hour away from work but still doing something productive. It will give you a break but you won’t feel guilty or be wasting time.


5. Something to Look Forward Too

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Plan a night out or a night in, buy a treat you usually wouldn’t, or plan anything that will have you looking forward for something. When you're in the middle of a stressful time, it can be hard to remember what life is usually like. Planning a fun thing to do will make getting through the end of the semester easier and make it so much better when it ends! Good luck!