Beat the “Final’s Blues”!

With Final’s Week around the corner, there’s no doubt that stress levels everywhere are rising. However, there are several things you can do to ease your stress!

Before you start any work, plan out your tasks by looking at your exam schedule (http://registrar.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/749/2014/10/storrs_f14.pdf). Studying for finals can be made simpler by beginning to create study guides this week, and begin reviewing your material five days before your final. Slowly chipping away chapter by chapter will give you enough time to feel comfortable with the information, but won’t overwhelm you.

When you’re studying, it’s important to not let yourself get distracted with social media. Try turning your phone to ‘do not disturb’! On your computer, you can go to websites such as “getcoldturkey.com” to block Facebook and other distracting websites. You can also download the “SelfControl” app on your phone to do the same! Deactivating certain accounts for the week might also be a great way for you to stay on track!

Here at UConn, therapy dogs are brought to various places around campus to give students a time to take a break from studying and play with some pups! This is a great way to let your mind rest and enjoy yourself for 10-15 minutes.

You should always allow yourself short study breaks to split up the material you’re reviewing.  Your brain needs time to process everything and you don’t want to overload it. Exercising is a great way to get your body relaxed and keep your mind focused!

When it gets down to an exam day, make sure you get a full night’s sleep before hand, and eat a full breakfast! A night of cramming will do more bad for you than good! And remember, you know more than you think you do, so always go with your instincts and answer the questions slowly, giving time to think out the answer.

Happy finals to all, and to all, a good grade 🙂