How to deal with Finals

So finals are just around the corner and people are already starting to freak out about this fact. It’s really surprising how fast time goes by here at Lehigh. Now, there are three things you can do about finals. The first, and perhaps the easiest is to just freak out, blow a gasket, and run around manically stressing yourself out. You could also pretend that final exams aren’t real and that they don’t really exist. You can then go on with your life, not study, and life goes on.

But there is a middle road. There’s the road that says: “Bro- there’s only so much you can do about this exam. If you’ve been doing your work and staying on top of everything, you can do this. Keep working hard, study what you need to and you’ll probably still have time to do the things you want.” Now sure, this probably seems a bit obvious. Yet for some reason we still see people cramming for exams the week before they happen. Maybe this works for them, I don’t really know, but in my opinion, sometimes people just need to take a step back and relax. Stressing about exams almost always seems to back-fire.

So yes, perhaps this is just me rationalizing the fact that I’m not studying from dusk till dawn, but sometimes someone just has to come out and say it. Hopefully this mindset helps someone else. If not- well it works for me and I’m okay with that.800px-Lewis_Hine,_Boy_studying,_ca._1924

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