5 Tips for Surviving Midterms
REMEMBER YOU ARE A BOMB HUMAN BEING THAT CAN DO ANYTHING.
First of all, this is important. Think about all the other times you felt like you couldn’t handle it, and you did anyways. Think about the fact that you survived previous midterms and finals. Think about the fact that you are still alive. You’ve got this. Just budget your time out smartly, and you will succeed to the best of your abilities.
DRINK WATER, YOU LAZY BUM.
Dude, it’s so easy. Fill up a cup in the caf (but don’t take it back to your room!) with water instead of that nasty blue knockoff Gatorade for once and you’ll feel better. Water can actually keep you awake, and I know you’re not getting enough sleep so drink up.
LISTEN TO RIHANNA BECAUSE SHE IS A GODDESS.
You are going to want to cry and dance at the same time within the next week, and Rihanna is the perfect artist for covering both of those bases. Plug in your headphones and bop to “Needed Me” while writing your essay, and then sap to “Higher” when 2am rolls around and you can’t see straight anymore.
USE THAT STARBUCKS MONEY.
Okay, I know I just said water keeps you awake, but let’s be real, it’s not going to be enough to really keep you awake, so use Starbucks money too. Keep drinking the water, but take in some caffeine or sugar that you tell yourself had caffeine (*cough cough* Frappuccinos *cough*) and get focused. I hope you haven’t spent all $100 already.
REMEMBER SPRING BREAK IS AROUND THE CORNER AND YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE MENTAL BREAKDOWNS YOU WANT THEN.
Whatever your plans are for spring break – whether that’s a beach trip with your friends, going home to your family, or maybe just sleeping in for once in your life – you can enjoy them shortly. Until then, follow the above steps and maybe you’ll be able to keep your breakdowns to a minimum.
Good luck and stay stormy!