Once you turn in a final exam, the worry of how well you did on the test may override your excitement of completing a course. Remember that once you turn in that grade-determining test, there’s no going back. Whether it be a day or a week until you find out what your final grade will be, there’s no use in stressing about how well you think you did in the class.
When you leave class for the last time of the semester, you need unwind, and if you don’t know how, read these five tips on how to reduce your stress after taking a final.
See a movie: Cinema therapy is a great way to unwind and will get your mind off of those borderline grades. Thor, Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed all open this Friday. So, grab your friends and head to your local theater. Be sure to bring your student I.D. for ticket discounts.
Eat chocolate: Studies show that eating dark chocolate is one of the best ways to reduce stress. The chemical Phenethylamine is found in dark chocolate, and is proven to enhance your mood. Stay away from milk chocolate, which has more sugar, and can counter act the positive effects of chocolate.
Dance: Go to a club, or crank up the music and dance in your dorm. The sillier you dance, the better you’ll feel. Play funky 70s music like Earth Wind & Fire or The Jackson 5. It’s easy to dance to, and everyone loves to listen to it.
Go to a nice restaurant: Get dressed up and find a restaurant that has a dress code. Go with a group of friends or your significant other, and celebrate the end of the semester. Don’t talk about grades or tests. This is your time to relax, so keep the conversation away from school work.
Get active: Shoot some hoops, play a game of tennis or throw a Frisbee around. Anything that will get your heart rate up will reduce your stress. Plus, playing a game will get your mind off of school, and you won’t have time to think about whether or not you bombed a final.
Via The Guide to Herbal Remedies
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