Tips for Surviving Finals Week


Hello beautiful souls!

It’s that time of year again. The time when almost all college students begin to have those daily mental breakdowns, spend the night at the library, and question why they chose to go to college in the first place. Yup, that’s right… It’s finals week. As a third year college student, I know how stressful this week can be, so I’ve decided to put together a few of my favorite tips to survive this utterly painful week!

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1.Get some sleep. It’s so much harder to retain information when you’re exhausted, so during finals week, try going to bed a little earlier than usual. Make sure that all of your electronics are turned off as well, that way you avoid scrolling through Instagram for hours on end!

2. Drink water. I know it’s so tempting to want to drink tons and tons of coffee during this time (trust me I drink way more coffee than the average person should), but water not only keeps you hydrated, but it hydrates your brain which improves concentration too. Just try to remember to pack a water bottle next time you head to the library for a big study session!

3. Classical music. Your junior high music teacher was right; listening to classical music really does help you study. The soothing music will help you to relax and process the information you need for those big exams. I personally love to listen to classical piano pieces by Frederick Chopin for hours while I study.

4. Exercise. Elle Woods would agree with me on this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t fail their exams. They just don’t!

5. Meditate. Going off of tip #4, meditation is an amazing way to relax your brain. Take 15-20 minutes each day to sit in silence and breathe. The oxygen will help to maintain a stable blood pressure and keep you from the infamous finals week breakdown.

5. Brain food. Instead of eating heavy meals each day, try snacking during finals week. Heavy meals take much longer to digest, which in turn makes you more tired. Healthy snacks throughout the day will keep your brain stimulated and ready for more info.

6. Form study groups. Studying with people you know and spend time with often makes studying so much more enjoyable. Cassie, Tessa and I all studied together at Lyon Street Café earlier this week and we were able to get a ton of work done!

7. Take a break. Give yourself some time away from the library and away from your notes to do something fun. Go shopping, go out to eat, watch a movie, do something! I promise, you deserve it!

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What are some of your favorite tips for getting through finals week? Comment below now!

Also, make sure to check out Tessa ( Simply Tess ) to see how to make finals week overall more enjoyable!



  1. April 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I love all of your tips, and I absolutely loved our study date!! This post is so helpful, and will help everyone through this crazy week!
    xo – Tessa

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