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Tips for getting through your uni finals!

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    Hi gang!

    How is everyone feeling about their final exams? Any tips on how you're going to cope with it? How do you plan to relax? :cookie:

    If you've graduated how did you stay chilled during your finals?

    I remember booking in regular treats like housemate movie nights, cinema trips and kept up with my gym routine :dumbells: to give me some breathing space and my mind a rest.

    I did revision outside as much as possible! A garden is a great place to spend the day because you don't have the feeling that you've ben cooped up inside away from the nice weather all day. I found it helped to have a walk every day as well, especially if you're not a gym buff

    would definitely recommend maintaining any dietary/exercise regimen you are following or start getting fit. Gorging yourself on junk food and remaining sedentary (the typical finals behavior i've seen) will negatively impact your productivity.

    From personal experience the 2-3 hours saved not preparing meals and hitting the gym were not worth the overall sluggishness I felt as a result of skipping said activities. Also cooking/working out are excellent breaks! much better than playing some ps4 or catching up on a series (midnight gym sessions were way more refreshing than midnight COD sessions).

    Also doesn't hurt to be a little defeatist, if you've been lazy/inefficient all year it is effectively too late, overdoing it and cramming/stressing will do you more harm than good and will not make up for your months of complacency, so be sure to get a solid 6-8 hours of sleep a night.

    Edit: I say this as someone - who while at uni was always 5 minutes from a gym, if you have to take a bus to gym I can see how it can eat away at precious time.

    Having done finals last year, I can say this with a decent amount of confidence: the two most important things are planning, and leaving yourself with time to socialise. Planning is important because there's obviously a ton of material to get through (it was a little over two years' worth for me), and you need to make sure you're on pace and achieving the necessary standard. Socialising is important because you'll be miserable otherwise, and that will sap motivation like nothing else. Have a meal with friends most nights.
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