Hey y’all!

I hope you’re having a great week!  I apologize for not posting on TPC for the past few weeks!  Spring semester has been pure craziness and I’ve barely had a chance to breathe, let alone sit down and write a blog post.  Although things are still crazy, I needed to take a study break and I thought I would see how y’all were doing!

With finals quickly approaching (eeeeek!), I thought I would share a few tips to help you get through the last few weeks of the semester as stress-free as possible.  Unfortunately, I can’t take away all the stress, but I can help you to help yourself!

1. Make Lists
I’m pretty sure that all of the TPC girls are compulsive to-do list makers!  I know for certain that Katie and I are especially fond of daily lists on stickie notes inside of our agendas.  With that said, whether it’s a daily list outlining everything that needs to be done that night or a long-term to do list outlining due dates and test dates for the rest of the semester, make things as easy to read as possible.  Instead of having to hunt through all of your syllabi to find that due date, put them all in one place!

2. Take time a break!
As much homework or studying as you have to do, it can always wait a few minutes.  It’s actually a really good idea to set an alarm every 45-60 minutes so that you get up, take a walk, get a drink, and allow your brain a few minutes to relax.  After that break sometimes I start a different assignment, make my bed, put in a load of laundry, or do something other quick chore that needs to be done.  Then, when you go back to work your brain will be refreshed and you might even be able to study better!

3. SLEEP
I know finals week seems like an appealing time to pull a bunch of all-nighters, to take only short naps, and to ditch any kind of sleep schedule you may have once had.  I’m here to tell you that that is a terrible idea.  Well, I know y’all already knew that, but I thought I’d remind you!  I understand if you can’t get nine hours of sleep, but a solid six hours of sleep each night (or early morning…) is essential!

What are some of your tips to get through finals week and the end of the semester?

xoxo,
Rebecca

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