While most of us thought our brains couldn’t go into anymore overload after Dead Week, we were wrong. This week is finals week! You thought you had a million things to do last week, and you were stressed out to the max? Think again. I could say a lot about finals week, but I’ll list a few of my top FAVORITE things about it.
- A week of torture to your brain.
- Biggest exams of the semester crammed into a few short days.
- You spend all your time in the library, which means NO SOCIAL LIFE whatsoever.
- Sleep is unimportant in comparison to the things you have to get done/things you have to study.
- You spend a lot of your time making trips to the nearest gas station to fill up your coffee mug every two hours.
- Because of sleep deprivation (from studying for other finals), you get writer’s block when you must write your final essay for your last class of the semester.
- You might need a good cry at least once during your finals week, just to keep yourself sane.
Luckily, I finish my finals early Tuesday night, so I don’t have exams the entire week. This is good and bad because I have to cram all of my exams in on Monday and Tuesday, but it’s a relief to get them out of the way.
After my finals are over, and my brain is completely exhausted, I know exactly what type of therapy I’m going to do. I recommend each student to do the same:
- Take a nap and DON’T set an alarm; curl up in a ball and sleep all day. You don’t have a care in the world because you just completed your semester.
- Eat an actual meal. I’m sure that staying up all day and night will mess up everyone’s meal times, so this time eat actual food not just junk food.
- Post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., your excitement at finishing finals so friends can be happy for you and/or jealous of you being finished.
- Watch a Christmas movie. This is great therapy to get you all hyped up for the upcoming holiday and get your mind off the dreadful exams you have just completed.
- There’s no place like home. Go home for the holidays, and get away from school for a bit. Nothing’s better to get your mind off of your anxiety of grades and exams than going home to be with friends and family.