Don’t Stress Over Finals

final stressBy Kamber Bonner

The holiday season is officially here and students are beyond excited for winter break! The much needed vacation is sure to be filled with fun, however, before the celebration begins, we have finals. The dreaded finals mean more stress than some can handle. Although it may seem like the end of the world, it’s not. The key to staying sane during these last few hectic days is preparation.

Mrs. Hamill, an English 9 honors teacher, stresses the importance of good diet and rest during finals. “Students tend to underestimate the negative effect of physical and emotional stress on test performance,” she says.

It may sound silly, but it’s important to be well rested come the day of a test. If you show up to class exhausted, chances are you won’t test as well. Eating a nutritious breakfast is also a step you can take to make sure you’re testing to the best of your abilities. It’s the little things that can make a huge difference.

Senior Kim Ma says, “Don’t procrastinate on studying, and don’t forget to breathe!” Most seniors would tell you the same, having taken finals for 4 years straight. It’s just another part of high school that better prepare us for college.

Just remember that after this week, you have a three week reward. Just get through it and do your best.