1. Deep Breathing. Something as simple as taking a few deep breaths can help you keep perspective on your exams.
2. Get Some Fresh Air. Bundle up and take a walk around campus to clear any cluttered thoughts!
3. Turn Off Your Phone. If you're constantly catching yourself scrolling through Instagram or posting memes in the group chat, it's time to turn your phone off. Commit to going phone free during designated study time.
4. Keep as Close to Your Usual Habits as You Can. Try to keep your diet and exercise routine on track as much as possible, and do what you can to stick to your normal sleep schedule. Forcing your body to figure out a new pattern is not going to help you succeed!
5. Take it Easy on the Caffeine. Sure, that fourth cup of coffee might help you power through a late night study session, but take a moment to think about how you're going to feel tomorrow when you're running on no sleep. (Pro tip: Apples do wonders to help wake you up!)
Adapted from a blog by Sarah Laughed http://saralaughed.com/10-ways-to-stay-calm-and-reduce-stress-during-finals/
Somewhere along the line, high stress levels became the norm in law school.
Here are some quick tips for reducing stress:
New to the concept of mindfulness? It's pretty straightforward. The idea is that by becoming more aware of your own thoughts and stressors, you are better able to understand and control how your body reacts to them. Take some time to self-evaluate in a quiet spot, and click on the picture below for some great introductory mindfulness tips including:
1. Mindful Breathing
2. Mindful Observation
3. Mindful Awareness
4. Mindful Listening
5. Mindful Immersion
6. Mindful Appreciation