Making Finals Week a Breeze


Tip #1: Get Plenty of Sleep
Make sleep your number one priority. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep every night.  Sleeping can help your brain retain and recall information.  Sleep deprivation can lead to headaches, the inability to concentrate, memory loss and added stress!

Tip #2: Eat Right
Rather than eating 3 BIG meals a day, try to eat 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day.  Eating big meals can actually make you sleepier while your body works to digest the large amounts of food.  Try eating fruits and vegetables such as berries and leafy greens. Nuts will help keep you full longer.  Most importantly, DON’T SKIP MEALS.

Tip #3: Limit Caffeine Intake
Try to limit yourself to 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day.  For each cup of coffee consumed, try to drink an equal amount of water to help keep you hydrated.  Avoid sugary drinks and energy drinks all together.  These drinks can make you jittery, cause a rise in your blood pressure and usually end in a crash, which causes mood swings and extreme tiredness.

Tip #4: Exercise
Exercising is a great way to relieve stress and frustration. Working out can help reduce anxiety and depression.  It can also help enhance mental performance, work productivity and increase energy levels.

Tip #5: Don’t Stress
Easier said than done, but stressing out will only make the situation worse.  When the stress level is decreased, the productivity increases because stress is only a distraction.  To help keep the stress level to a minimum, create a plan and stick to it.  Being organized helps save time and reduces stress.

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