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How to Survive the End of the Semester

If you are like me, you came back from Thanksgiving break all refreshed and realized there are about three weeks left of the semester (one of which is the dreaded finals week). These weeks can be daunting with the vast amounts of papers, presentations, group projects, and exams but it can be a little less scary if you know how to get through it. Here are some tips on how to survive the end of the semester.

Limit Distractions

Know what things will distract you. If you know sitting in your room/common room will cause you to be unproductive, find a different place to study. I know I can only get work done in my suite if my suitemates are not home or are asleep so the next two weeks you will most likely find me in the library. Also invest in a good set of headphones and have a good playlist. My favorite study/homework playlist is Afternoon Acoustic on Spotify.

Eat Healthy

As tempted as it is to eat poorly during these couple of weeks, eating unhealthy is not always the best option in getting through the next couple of weeks. Unhealthy food can cause you to feel sluggish. This is probably the last thing you want to feel, especially when you might have limited amounts of sleep during this time. When at trim try to go for the veggies instead of the fries.

Find Time for Yourself

The amount of work might seem unbearable, but if you nonstop work on it, you will burn yourself out. Talking a break from the work, can be very beneficial.  Do things like going to the gym, talking a walk, or hanging out with friends can help refresh you.

The next couple of weeks will be stressful, but being strategic about getting your work done will help you survive. Best of luck with the end of the semester! The light of the end of the tunnel is almost here, with break just around the corner!