Finals Got You Stressed?

The semester is flying to its end, and there is a lot to look forward to: commencement, summer break, summer jobs, being with family. But before we get there, finals are ahead and finals can make most students very stressed. Try to relax, as you can. The library has plenty to help you through finals week including: a quiet study area downstairs, helpful librarians at the reference desk, a cafe, computers, games, knitting, a hula hoop, and a Wii. There is also a free weekly meditation held at the library every Monday from 10-10:45am.

To give you more time to study here on campus, library will be open extended hours this weekend to help you through this stressful time. The library will be open Friday 12/6 7:30am-7pm and Saturday 12/7 10am-6pm.

Check out these techniques and helpful tips on how to de-stress from SBCC’s Student Health & Wellness Services.

Remember this practical advice:

  • Eat Right: Eating healthy and regularly helps your ability to think clearer and concentrate better.
  • Get Enough Sleep: Pulling an all-nighter can seem like a good idea at the time, but it can do more harm than good in the long run.
  • Exercise: Or at least try to get moving a little each day. Not only does it make you feel better, but it can be a stress reliever.
  • Set Priorities: Ranking each task’s importance and urgency helps you stay more organized.
  • Learn to Say “No”: It might seem like common sense, but it is perfectly acceptable for you to say “no” to over-committing yourself. Your friends will still be your friends and most jobs are understanding of a working students schedule. Know your limits and try not to stress yourself out by saying “yes” to too many other activities.
  • Make Time for Yourself: Try to make sure that you do something you really enjoy during finals week such as an exercise class or meditation. This will help you blow off steam, and make it easier not to reach a “boiling over” point. Taking a break helps you re-focus and give you that boost to make it through.
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