It’s almost that time for the semester to end and finals begin. For many this weekend will be nothing but cramming and studying for finals. But once all the finals have been completed we can take a sigh of relief knowing that there will be eight, yes eight full weeks off before the Spring semester begins. Time to do nothing, spend time with family and friends, take a vacation or all of the above!
Here are some relaxation techniques I have learned over the years:
1. Begin with your feet and tense your muscles as tight as you can, slowly releasing them and continue with the rest of your body even with your face.
2. Take 3-4 deep breaths through your nose while slowly exhaling out your mouth
3. Find a quiet, relaxed place. Close your eyes and let your worries drift away. Imagine your restful place. Picture it as vividly as you can—everything you can see, hear, smell, and feel. Let your own images come up and work for you.
These are just a few of the relaxation techniques one can use to prevent from getting over stressed during finals next week. And rumor has it that Santa will be on campus all day this upcoming Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to bring everyone some holiday cheer! So be sure to look for him throughout the day and in between classes, he may roam through the quad or classroom hallways, or through some of the departments.
Until next time!
“No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers