That dreaded time of year is almost here: finals week. But that doesn’t have to mean you turn into a stress-induced ball of anxiety. Follow these five tips to help you relax before your tests.
Set aside 10 minutes a day to clear your head and relieve your stress by meditating. Not sure how? Both SJC Long Island and SJC Brooklyn offer meditation sessions through Counseling and Wellness Services.
2. Treat Yourself
For each completed study session, treat yourself to something you love. Whether it’s two episodes of whatever show you’re currently binging on Disney+, a breakfast sandwich from your favorite bagel place, a coffee or all three together, take a much-deserved break and enjoy ~a few of your favorite things.~
3. Don’t Forget Self-Care
Exercise. Eat a full meal. Take a bubble bath. Get eight hours of sleep. Whatever you do, don’t forget to take care of your mental and physical health while preparing for finals. If you’re at SJC Brooklyn, visit the Tuohy Hall Parlors Thursday, Dec. 5, during common hour for tips on how to prioritize self-care during finals week.
4. Read Some Positive Affirmations
You ARE smart and you CAN handle this. Read some positive affirmations to remind yourself how awesome you are, and fearlessly go take those finals.
5. Pet a Puppy
It’s scientifically proven that dogs help lower your heart rate and blood pressure, thus helping you relax. If you don’t have your own pup to cuddle, hang out with a friend’s. Or, if you’re at SJC Long Island, stop by the Student Hospitality Lounge Wednesday, Dec. 4, during common hour to pet a pup. Or just watch videos of dogs on YouTube.