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  • Writer's pictureDezaray Wiederhold

Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Finals Week



Returning to school after Thanksgiving break can be a challenging time. With that taste of relaxation and freedom over break, getting ready for finals can take a toll on college students.


With final’s week right around the corner, college students all over the country are facing the hardships that come with it. Here are some tips to keep in mind to add relief to your final’s week.


It is important to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. An average of seven to nine hours of sleep is what is needed to be able to function properly. A good night's rest can make your whole day better.


Having a meal prep for the week ahead can save a lot of time and money from having to cook or relying on Chick-fil-A in the campus center. Make sure to add vegetables or fruits to your meals since they can help with stress levels and are natural antioxidants.


Your body holds stress. During this time, take advantage of the RAWC. Not only does working out benefit you physically, it also does mentally. It improves your mental health and helps ease anxiety. With weekly classes, such as yoga and cardio, you can relieve some of that final’s stress.


The stress from final’s week and the assignments that come with it can be a stressful time. Here is a reminder to take a break when needed, and return to your assignment or studying when you feel better. If you need to talk to someone, UAFS provides eight counseling sessions at no charge each semester. To make an appointment, you can call 479-788-7392.


Fall semester is almost over, and we have a few short weeks left to get through it. While the next few weeks may be challenging, make sure you are taking care of yourself.


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