How to Survive Finals Week

Finals are here and I think we’re all a little too stressed. After going through semesters of taking finals, you’d think I’d be a pro by now, but you’d be wrong. Even though I’m still here, *stressed*, here are some tips I have found helpful when it comes to surviving finals. 

Stay Organized

If I could give one tip it would 100% be to make sure you stay organized! When I have a lot going on I always make sure to make use of the Calendar app on my laptop. First, I like to go through and add all the due dates to everything I have on my calendar. Then I go through and make myself a schedule for each day. I write down exactly what I need to do each day, to make sure I’m on schedule and I’m getting the most work done a day that I can. By planning out your finals week, it creates less stress as you have an exact plan for every day of the week. I would highly recommend doing this.

Get Your Sleep

Getting your sleep when you have a busy schedule is so important! Getting a full 7-8 hours of sleep a night is really important if you want to stay productive the next day. By staying organized, you’ll be able to schedule in enough time to get a good night’s sleep which also brings me into my next point

Don’t Over Study

I know I keep saying everything is important, but this is actually very important! (LOL). Not overworking yourself is something that will benefit you in the end. I don’t know how many times I stayed up until 4 am freshman year of college trying to study for an exam I had the next day. Over studying is not going to help you! A really productive way to study is to study for 30 to 60 minutes, take a 30-minute break and then repeat the cycle.

Stock Up On Snacks 

When you’re studying or writing copious amounts of papers, you’re going to need some snacks. Snacks are the perfect motivation to keep going! Stress eating is real and hey, it’s perfectly fine to do once a semester when you really need it. 


Coffee will be your best friends for those mornings when you just can’t get out of bed. Energy drinks will be your best friend when you need a boost while studying. Wine will be your best friend when you’ve finished your work for the night and you have time to finally relax.   

Take Time to Relax

When there is too much going on, sometimes you just need to take a second to relax. Grab a drink, grab a snack and sit down and watch some Netflix. Finals week sometimes may seem like the end of the world but you have to remember that everything will be fine! Taking some time for yourself to relax won’t kill you! Relaxing will not only give your brain a break but it will reset you and when you begin to study again you’ll be more ready than ever. 

Remember That Summer Is Coming!

Last, but not least, you need to remember that Summer is coming! Work hard and it will all pay off because soon enough you’ll be tanning on the beach, sipping on an ice cold drink.