We all struggle trying to get through the last few weeks.
This post was originally published for The Odyssey on November 14, 2016.
It is getting to be that time of the semester where we all feel like giving up. We struggle to get through the weeks; we spend our hours counting down the days until the weekend, so we can finally get some sleep. Many of us are coming down with colds which are mostly caused by stress. It is becoming more and more difficult to wake up to our alarms, go to class, and study for the exams that we wish would just end already. I know how hard it is to motivate yourself, but do not give up! Here are a few ways to survive this end-of-semester slump!
1. Nap whenever possible.
Some people say napping really is not an option for them, however, I think if you tire yourself out enough, you will find a way. Take that 30 minute power nap and nap on the weekends. Just do not skip class to nap and try not to nap in class.
2. Remember to eat.
3. Form study groups.
4. Keep going to class.
Do not skip. If you do, you will form an addiction. Skipping class to do work for another class is only really necessary if you have a major project or paper to finish. Do not let it turn into a habit.
5. Keep your head up.
Maintain a positive attitude, listen to all your favorite music, and take a break every once in a while. Take nice showers. Meditate. Do yoga. Watch an episode of Netflix every now and then (that does not mean every five minutes).