Let me tell you guys: I am absolutely up to my ears in schoolwork. But...that's the life of an honors student, right? I guess...But it's way too much. I have three tests in a row tomorrow! Then, Monday I have a paper due, and Friday I have two other papers due. It's way too much! I also have a book report on which I ahve yet to read the book! No, this blog post isn't goign to be just me complaining about stressing over school. I actually want to share with you some of my tips for when I get stressed out about school:
1. Make some tea. I don't know if it is my mind persuading me to calm down because I'm drinking tea, or if tea actually makes you calm down, butit works for me. Get one with a nice smell, like chamomile. If it's going to be a late night, make sure it's caffeinated. But, don't think of all the stuff you have to do when you sip the tea. Of course, work while you drink it, but take deep breaths every time you sip your tea. It really makes a difference.
2. Plan it out. If you know or think you may have a stressful week, plan it out. Heck, plan out your entire month if you have to! 98% of the time I don't stick to my plan, and I re-plan it again the next week. But, it calms me down, and shows me how much work I really do have.
3. Have someone stay up with you. If you are stressed about exams, and are planning on an all-nighter: invite a friend. Maybe they are taking the same exam, maybe not. For me, literally just having someone there calms me down, and makes me feel more relaxed. If you're taking the same test, you can study together!
I honestly, truly, whole-heartedly hope these tips will help you relieve stress during your finals, a busy week, or whatever. I am currently in the middle of studying for a test right now as well, so please let me know in the comments if any of these tips work for you, or any other things you do to relieve stress! I would love to know! Maybe I'll even put them in this post?!