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Low-Stress Study Tips for Finals Season


Updated June 30, 2012

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Study Tip #3 - Maintain Healthy Habits
Low-Stress Study Tips for Finals Season

Healthy eating sets you up for success! ©iStockphoto.com

During the hectic craze that is finals season, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and let a few things slide. However, don’t forget the importance of healthy habits —especially during finals season! While you may be tempted to eat junk food for the sake of convenience, skip sleep for the sake of time, and basically "let yourself go" until finals are over, taking care of your body is essential and keeping it and your mind functioning at the peak levels that are required during finals season. The following healthy habits are important for students:
  • Eat Right
    Your diet can give you the energy you need to keep going, or cause diet-related stress. Be sure you eat a healthy mix of proteins and carbs, and avoid filling on sugar, caffeine and other junk food. You need good fuel right now!

  • Get Enough Sleep
    If you’re too tired, you may have trouble learning and remembering what you need to know! Be sure to get quality sleep!

  • Manage Stress
    A little stress keeps things vital and exciting; too much stress can make you feel overwhelmed, and even interfere with the learning process. Be sure to keep your stress level healthy. (See this article for more on students and stress relief.)

So be sure to eat right, get enough sleep, manage stress and otherwise take care of yourself during finals week. If you make it a priority, you should find studying to be easier, and the whole process more enjoyable.

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