How to Destress From Midterms

How to Destress From Midterms

 

It’s that time of year again…
and, unfortunately, we aren’t talking about the holidays.

It’s Midterm Season!

Let’s be real… Midterms aren’t fun. However, there are definitely ways to not worry as much about them!

1. Remember to hang out with your friends!

Believe it or not, you aren’t the only one who finds themselves in the depths of a Lau cubicle at 11 pm! Most people at Georgetown around this time of year are going through the exact same thing that you are. But it’s totally normal! Invite your friends and hang out with them for at least an hour, and it’ll not only be a good study break for you, but also help you not stress out excessively.

2. Don’t be afraid to get out of Georgetown and see DC!

It’s totally common for Georgetown students, especially during midterm season, to forget that we live in one of the coolest, and most powerful, cities in the world! I know… getting out of the “Georgetown bubble” can be tough and may require a lot of willpower. However, after a day of being a tourist in your own city, I can almost guarantee you’ll be glad you took that study break!

3. Remember to take care of yourself.

Yes, that midterm may be worth a good amount of your final grade. No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice that good ol’ cura personalis and not get a decent amount of sleep! I know it can get difficult during this time of year, but always remember that there are so many people on campus here for you (e.g., CAPS, Academic Resource Center, etc.)!

4. In the long run, everything is going to be fine!

As my freshman year RA used to tell people on our floor, “5 days from now, this will be something you remember. 5 years from now, probably not.” I’m not advocating not studying and not putting effort. However, everyone should strive towards having a work/life balance, even in school! Everything will be totally fine in the long run, and that’s ultimately what matters.

 
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