By SeVohn Hunter, Contributing Writer
SeVohn Hunter is prepared for finals week, wearing her signature hoodie and UGG boots. Photo by Cody Brazil
We are finally into the fall/winter months and we are undoubtedly so excited to finally break out the UGG boots and hoodies, but there is also a darkness looming ahead: finals.
There are horror stories about finals told years before you actually get to college. Getting No sleep, being super stressed and having mental break-downs. This can be absolutely terrifying.
Sleep is a human need that should never be sacrificed. A popularized way of studying for finals is cramming the night before; we should know by now that is not the way to go.
It is true that if you study before going to bed, sleep will help you absorb the information you just went over (I learned that in PSYCH 101.), but cramming and then sleeping for a couple hours will not give your brain time to process the information and will ultimately leave you sleep-deprived.The best way to study is to break it up into sections over one or two days with breaks in between.
Stressing is never fun, especially when it comes to a test that can drastically alter your GPA. Using the study habits mentioned above will help you feel prepared for nals and keep you from being stressed about your grades.
Whenever you start to feel that niggling in your stomach or chest, take a few minutes to focus on your breathing and be present.
After a long day of studying, a hot bath or shower and some selfish indulgences before bed will relax your mind and result in many hours of needed sleep.
These easy tips will calm the volcano inside of you and prevent the eruption that is a mental breakdown.
If you really think about it, finals are an insignificant piece of the vast life you will live. They may seem important in the moment, and they are, but they will not determine your life’s purpose.
After finals week, you can sleep for as long as you want and watch as many trashy TV shows that make your heart happy.
Remember these words of wisdom, and you can laugh in the faces of those who try to scare you with their finals horror stories.