These Tips Will Help You Breeze Through Finals Week With as Little Stress as Possible

Finals week is probably one of the most annoying things you have to deal with as a student.

Chances are you feel incredibly overwhelmed at this point and need a little help de-stressing from having to absorb all the information that's required from class.

Luckily, we've come up with 11 relaxing activities you can partake in to push you these torturous times with slightly more ease. Keep scrolling to start the unwinding process now!

Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter studying for an exam in the Harry Potter films(via Warner Bros.)


1. Take a shower

When has a shower ever steered you wrong? Probably never! If showers aren't really you're thing, take a bubble bath instead. You'll start to feel all the drama surrounding your exams melt away.

2. Listen to music

Pop in your earbuds or put on your headphones and blast your fave songs. We believe music has the power to positively influence your outlook on any given situation, especially these eight songs.

3. Have a dance party

This goes hand-in-hand with listening to music, because how can you not dance while rocking out to some stellar tunage? Shake the tension away!

Teen Beach Movie cast dancing(via Disney Channel)

4. Go outside

Soak up the sun or the rain by venturing outside of the four walls of your bedroom. Being surrounded by nature is a breath of fresh air, literally.

5. Exercise

Go on a walk or a run to clear your head. Maybe even lift some weights. If you even lift, bro.

6. Clean your room

As boring as this sounds, cleaning your room or your house is a great distraction from that nagging feeling you get about having to study literally every millisecond your eyes are open.

Cher Horowitz in a pile of clothes (via Paramount Pictures)

7. Pet some animals

Hanging with some cute, fluffy creatures will help bring some sunshine to your gloomy situation.

8. Drink tea

This is one of the easiest ways to find your chill when it's lost in your stacks of study materials. We recommend mint or lavender-flavored teas.

9. Make yourself a snack

You have to eat. We're giving you full permission to raid your kitchen cabinet right now to create whichever bite-sized treat is screaming your name.

Belle from Beauty and the Beat during the "Be Our Guest" scene in the 1991 Disney animated movie(via Walt Disney Pictures)

10. Watch funny videos

This is where spending a little too much time on YouTube is definitely a good thing, but make sure you limit the amount of time you spend viewing cat vids. You don't want to fall down the rabbit hole.

11. Just breathe

When all else fails, take a few deep breaths in and out to release the negative energy surrounding you. There are even a few apps out there that can help you with this.


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