How to Survive The Stress of Finals

The Americans call it finals; the British simply referred to it as impending doom. Either way, thousands of third years, just like myself, are currently crumbling under the pressure of their final weeks of education. There are essay deadlines, dissertations due in, and exams to revise for. Many would assume this is a time for panic – after all, in a month or so we’re all going to be out of education and out in the real world of… like, grown-up things.

But really, the trick to managing all these over whelming emotions is not to panic.

Don’t panic.

Seriously.

Don’t.

You’re panicking aren’t you?

As I’m about to demonstrate, coming to the end of your degree is nothing to be scared about. In fact, with the right mind set, you might even find a silver lining to it. Such as all the alcohol you’re going to consume after that final exam is done.

You see it’s all about positive thinking.

Observe:

Start by getting ready everything you're going to need

Start your study days by getting ready everything you’re going to need

First things first, set up a base of attack.

Then set up a base of attack.

First try to get your head around the course material.

Now try to get your head around the course material. For the record I’m studying Freud.

Try not to get distracted by youtube or music

Try not to get distracted by youtube or music

Don’t go on the internet

Stay focused on what’s important

Beware the friends that encourage counter-productive behaviour

Beware the friends that encourage counter-productive behaviour

Keep an eye on those deadlines

Make sure the deadline doesn’t sneak up on you

When the deadline comes you're going to be prepared

When the deadline comes you’re going to be prepared

You’re going to keep up the momentum

You’re not going to panic

Panic is for people who don’t have faith in their work

Panic is for people who aren’t on top of their workload

You are fine

Just use those brilliant ideas you know you have

Try not to get too emotional when handing in your essays

Celebrate the end of your academic career in style

Like a lady…

and responsibly…

After all, now that university is over YOU’RE AN ADULT NOW!

This post should have really been called ‘Heather’s too tired from final year stress and just wants to waste time looking at .gifs
Also, I’m sorry about the lack of blog entries, I’m having a bit of a quarter life crisis and that’s taking up a lot of my time.

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