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6 Self-Care Tips During Finals Week

Dec 14, 2021

Hello students,

We’re almost done! We just have to push through one of the most stressful times of the year– FINALS. I know many of you are studying very hard for exams right now, so I want to remind you to make some time throughout this week for some self-care! It is so important to give your brain a break and maintain your mental and physical health during these stressful times.

Getting enough sleep

Sleeping a decent amount of time is very essential for our brains to function properly throughout the day. Try to sleep 7 or 8 hours a night and get a consistent sleeping schedule to feel energized and awake during the day!

Create and discuss boundaries

It’s helpful to set small boundaries and expectations for your family or roommates to make you feel supported during this stressful time. For example, letting your peers know that you need time to study without disruption is very important. If you share a room with someone, try planning a schedule with them to plan certain quiet times for studying throughout the day.

Moving our bodies

It is very beneficial for both mental and physical health to move our bodies from time to time. Exercising is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety! Also, there are other benefits to exercise such as memory improvement and better sleep. Here are some exercises you could try: yoga, running, kickboxing, martial arts, and rock climbing.

Unplug from phones

Take a break from social media and other distractions to focus on yourself! Sometimes it’s better to just disconnect and get away from screens to enjoy your own presence. Interact with people that are actually around you or take a walk in nature and get some Vitamin D!

Make time for hobbies

I know studying for exams may be the priority for many of you, but don’t fully push your hobbies away! Pursuing hobbies from time to time helps boost our mental health and reduce the risk of burnout.

Turn to Family and Friends

Last but not least, turning to those close to you for support is a form of self-care too! It is extremely helpful to talk about any issues, anxieties, or problems that you’re dealing with in your life to a family member, friend, or a King’s student counsellor.

Finish strong everyone!

Minji

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