Coping with finals stress

With finals just around the corner, students, including myself, are finding ourselves more and more stressed with last minute projects, papers, tests and assignments. Sounds like the end of the semester is nearing! On top of all the multitasking that comes with school during finals week, we are also balancing jobs, social lives, and dating lives. Life in college is stressful and finals do not make it any easier. So what are some basic ways to keep our stress level from causing prematurely gray hair?

Eating healthy: Eating healthy meals will increase physical, mental and emotional stamina. Eating healthy is not only going to stop that freshman 15 — it can also help you keep your immune system up during the upcoming flu season and help you to feel better about yourself.

Physical Activity: Physical Activity provides immediate stress relief. Just 20-30 minutes a day can give you more energy, help you put things into perspective, improve your sleep, and help you with your school work and self-confidence.

Sleep: Sleep is one of the most important factors in keeping your stress level low during finals week. If you do not get a sufficient amount of sleep each night, everything from your immune system to your memory and your capacity to form memories will suffer.

Time Management: Learn to become a good time manager. This skill will not only help you balance all those last minute papers, but will also help you throughout life.

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