"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen
Our last day of classes is almost upon us, and as the semester starts to end I find myself wondering more and more about finals. Passing my classes is the main goal I have created, not expecting to obtain a certain grade. Despite that most people want B's and A’s, I would be content with a C or a D, just as long as I pass the class. Some could say that I lack the motivation but I’m willing to admit that I slacked off a bit when it came to studying, and it’s coming back to bite me in the end. At this time of year, slacking happens a lot more because of the season.
Winter break is almost here, depending on when your last final is, and plenty of students are ecstatic at the thought of it. There are Christmas movies playing on TV, snow is on the rise, and most are cheery after getting into the holiday spirit. Celebrating this time of year is a tradition to a lot of the population, especially with me. I get to celebrate my birthday five days after Christmas, and this year it’s the big landmark of 18 years! The only problem is getting to that point without having an anxiety attack because of finals.
10 Tips to Maintain Your Sanity During Finals will definitely help out during this time of need. Sanity is something that needs to be kept in order to ignore ‘bombing’ your finals, unless your ‘sanely insane’. It may not be understood what I mean by that, but if you are ‘sanely insane’ you’ll definitely understand. As it states on the website, ignoring caffeine and sugar is a very good thing. There’s no use in studying while hyped up from caffeine, especially if you’re not going to retain any of the information and end up crashing during the exam.
Listening to the instrumentals of a song while studying could also help; you could imagine the instrumentals in your head while taking the exam, and remember the information you had obtained. Try to avoid sad songs; I can only imagine how it would work out if someone listened to “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” while studying. There are probably other tips out there that I have yet to discover and will hopefully discover soon; does anyone have any? Remember that you can always email them to me through my Frostburg student email! :)
I wish luck to all of those with finals coming up!