Surviving the finals stretch

As exam week approaches, students can be found searching for study rooms in the library and using any remaining flex dollars on coffee at the Skillman Cafe. However, it is imperative that students remember the importance of study breaks, or at least of implementing stress reducing strategies into their all-nighters in the library.

Over the next week, students are encouraged to take advantage of the group fitness classes at the gym. Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m., there will also be a study break at President Alison Byerly’shouse with snacks to keep students’ energy up. In addition, the ATTIC and Counseling Center offer guidance for those stressed during exam week.

Here are some of the ways the Lafayette community de-stress.

“If there’s ever a time when you’re time when you’re feeling really overwhelmed, it’s good to take a break and go to the gym to relieve all of your stress.” –Hallie Gersten ‘18

“I watch little puppies roll around on the Internet.” –John Walker ‘17

“I watch a lot of adult Netflix.” –Kevin Jackson ‘16

“During finals week, I like to study with a group of my friends so that I can take occasional breaks, and goof around with them when the work piles up or becomes too stressful.” –Ashley Gordon ‘15

“I call my mommy.” –Priscilla Flores Monico ‘17

“I de-stress by not studying for finals.” –Marc Grelsamer ‘16

“I adopted a kitten and bought myself puzzles from Wal-Mart.” –Charlotte Phillips ‘15

“To de-stress during finals I plan on creating a schedule for each day outlining what assignments I need to accomplish that day and working out when I’m feeling overwhelmed.” –Rachel Barron ‘16
“Whenever I’m stressed about exams I try to do something I enjoy. In other words, stressed out…Netflix.” -Candace Fields ’17

“Manage your short term energy reserves. You basically run out fuel in about two hours after eating. If you have your foot on the gas studying that much then you need to up your energy reserves way more frequently.” – Assistant Director of Counseling Services Timothy Silvestri

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