Six ways to relax after finals

Finals week is made up of all nighters, mind-numbing memorization, flashcards, and serious stress. You’ll definitely need a break! Even though the week just started, here are six simple and fun ways to relax and refresh your mind. 

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After a week of studying, a bit of downward dogging will help to keep calm, reinstate balance, and wake up.

 

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With an excellent selection of mountains just a drive away, hitting the slopes is a great way to exercise, get fresh air, and focus on fun, all at once.

 

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After a week of mental jumping jacks and late nights, taking a nap may be the ultimate cure for finals fatigue. Grab a pillow and start snoozing your way to tranquility.[/column]

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Ginny Flickr

Sometimes, the best destresser is to veg out and watch a movie marathon. Try to fit in a few of the Harry Potters, High School Musical, or Ferris Bueller’s Day off. Those teens have tons of fun at school. 

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A hike with friends or family is one of the best cures for stress. Up in the mountains, surrounded by greenery and quiet, test stress will be left behind at the trailhead.

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Music is some of the best medicine for a boggled mind. There are great calming playlists on music apps like Spotify, so you can put on some headphones and chill out.[/column]

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