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Don’t be a December stress mess: 10 ways to chill this finals season

Final exams, term papers...so much for holiday cheer! Everything is happening at top speed right now, and it may seem like with all the holiday shopping and due dates you don't have any time to slow down. Here are a few ways you can catch your breath this finals season. 

Dance out the jitters 

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Sometimes you just need a break! So much is coming up in the next couple weeks, and it gets crazy when you start thinking about all of it at once. Put on your favorite song, find the closest hairbrush, and throw a concert for your mirror. 

Christmas mani-pedis

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Sit back in the salon's massage chairs and pamper yourself before a big test. Choose your favorite Christmas colors to remind yourself what's to come after you ace these exams!

Wear your favorite pajama set 

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Get nice and cozy in your best pajama outfit. It'll help you get the best night's sleep you've ever had so you can recharge and kill that math equation! 

Do Christmas-themed yoga poses 

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If your shoulders are feeling tense and you need a good stretch, you can try the Santa Dog Pose or use the Ho-Ho-Ho Breathing Technique

Cram with Cookies 

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Collect your besties and have a productive cram sesh, complete with a yummy holiday-themed treat. Study hard for 90 minutes straight, then reward yourself with a 30-minute break and a couple cookies! 

Make a refreshing peppermint face mask 

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Use this recipe to enjoy a soothing facial and get rid of all that super-annoying stress acne! 

Make a cozy homework space with the besties

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Create a welcoming space so you and your study group feels motivated to settle down and get to business. Get some reindeer pillows to support your back in those wooden chairs, and burn that pine candle that helps you focus. 

Binge all the Christmas romance movies on Netflix 

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After a never-ending week of studying, organizing and planning, nothing sounds more inviting than a good ol' feels fest. Log onto your Netflix account and veg out for the rest of the night. You've earned it.

Write about your winter wonderland 

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Sit at your desk and write about all the amzing thing you would want to see or do in your Chrismtas utopia. See if you can make any of your wonderland fantasies a reality! 

Meditate and reflect 

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Once all of your exams are taken and that break is finally upon you, take a minute to sit with yourself, be proud and contemplate all the things the new year may bring to you! 

How are your finals going? Tell us about them in the comments. 

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by Cassandra R Lopez | 11/25/2019
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