Surviving Finals with The Classy South!

Surviving Finals

Surviving Finals

I’ve teamed up with Corbin from The Classy South to bring you the best finals week survival guide. She covered study tips while I focused on de-stressing techniques. Be sure to head over to her blog to check out her helpful advice!

We all know that final exams can be overwhelmingly stressful, so I figured I’d offer up some simple things you can do to relax.

Make a Check-List

Crossing items off your list is so satisfying and will keep you motivated to keep going. It will also help you plan out your time so you can manage when to study and when to schedule in breaks. For every hour of studying, schedule in fifteen to thirty minutes to relax.

Drink Water & Tea

Staying hydrated is the key to staying on focus while studying but will also improve your overall health. When you take care of your body, your mind will be at ease.

Listen to Your Favorite Music

Blast a little Sam Smith, Michael Buble, Ed Sheeran or whatever will help keep you calm and focused. Whatever your jam is, play it. It will boost your mood and you’ll probably end up singing along with a big smile on your face.

Have a Dance Party

When you just can’t hold it in any longer, let it out through a crazy dance party. Shake it off T-Swift style and you’ll instantly notice those nerves vanishing.

Take a Hot Bath/Shower

When you’re stressed, your muscles become tense and knotted. Feel the stress melting away in a nice hot bath or shower.

Work Out

Exercise releases endorphins which will boost your energy and mood. It’s one of the best things you can do for your mind and body.

Bake Cookies

Sometimes you have to indulge a little bit when you’re stressed beyond belief. Nibble on some cookie dough, get some studying in while they bake, and then savor every bite while your worries drift away.

Hug it Out

There’s nothing better when you’re stressed out than a huge embrace from a loved one. There is so much emotional comfort found in physical touch.

This Positively

One grade is not (most likely) going to change your life. For the most part, you already know what you know. You’ve worked all semester learning this stuff. If you think you’re going to do well, you’re more likely to do well. Remember that life exists beyond school and there are far more important things in life than grades. And above all, know that you are amazing and brilliant, no matter what happens.

Look at Pictures of Cute Animals

When all else fails, look at baby puppies. I did you not, looking at pictures of cute animals is scientifically proven to improve your mood and reduce stress. To get you jump started, here’s some pictures of mine and my boyfriend’s puppy, Darwin.


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  • Love this post, Madeleine! I’m going to be in study-mode this weekend and I’m so thankful for these tips! Looking at cute animals! That was my favorite one :)

    • Thank you so much! I’m just starting to get into study mode and it’s already stressing me out. But yeah, I swear by the cute animal strategy. Helps de-stress you almost instantly!

  • True, true, and true! I made a fabulous pumpkin bread loaf with dark chocolate chips this morning to start my day off sweet before diving into schoolwork. Works wonders!!


    • Oh. Em. Gee. That sounds absolutely amazing, wow! I bet that definitely helped you feel much better (:

  • Lists always help me and I just love checking things off of it.
    xx, Jodi

  • These are such great tips! When I was in school, I always had to have a study playlist. It was mostly classical music or movie scores – mostly Harry Potter or The Holiday. That movie had such a pretty score. Dance parties and pics of cute animals are also very essential.

    • YES HARRY POTTER! Best soundtrack to listen to when you’re studying!