With the end of the school year drawing to a close, finals are the last thing standing between us and summer.
Finals week is a stressful time in life, and it seems to take years off of our lives. De-stress before finals, and take a break on Reading Day.
Reading Day is a day used to get any extra studying done for finals. Chances are, however, if you’re working on a lot on this day, you were probably a victim of procrastination.
Procrastination will only send you into a deeper feeling of stress, so take a quick break.
For those who do have everything together and find themselves reviewing past notes and are preparing for their finals just as a precaution, just relax.
The stress at Linfield rises during this critical week, but there isn’t much more we can do.
During the semester we’ve learned all we can learn and anything else you try to retain in that three-day weekend before finals has little chances of staying in your head for long.
Instead of cramming on Reading Day take a day trip and relax.
Although it is important to study, students don’t spend enough time relaxing. Spend your Reading Day doing something you want to do.
Now this doesn’t mean go out and drink and party. These activities may be fun at the moment, but when it comes time to go back to studying, you’ll regret it.
Even though we’re college students and money isn’t always at our disposal for big trips, there’s always something you can do.
There are a lot of options for relaxing. Take a trip to the park with some friends and have a picnic, or take a quick trip Lincoln City.
You get to be outside with friends, and you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money.
If you truly feel the need to study during your day of relaxation, don’t overdo it. Bring some flash cards or your notes, and make a game of it. Have your friends quiz you in a fun way.
These kind of activities make it so you don’t have to be holed up in your room or the library.
While it may seem childish to play study games, there’s nothing wrong with that. When we were all children, we knew how to have fun with what we were learning.
Whatever you decide to do before finals, remember not to stress out too much. It will only make things harder for you to remember. Jut remember to take a breath and relax.
Kaylyn Peterson/Copy chief