Posted by Huiqiang Zhao on
Monday, December 06, 2010
As a graduate student, I think you all would agree with me that we have a lot of stress from work, family and school, especially before the finals. Much of the stress brought on by final exam season can be avoided or lessened by fixing your schedule in a few simple ways.
First, we need to have a good diet. A healthy diet such as eating more fruits, lean meat and whole grains can help you relieve stress. If you want to do well on the final exams, maintaining a healthy body is very important.
Second, you have spent hours on studying; your eyes and brain are so tired. If you force yourself to continue, you are not going to increase the productivity any further. At this moment, why don’t you take some time to relax such as watching a movie or listening to some great music that you like? Personally, I have found a new way to relax and have fun: ice skating. Last Friday, I decided to try ice skating with SU Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Club) at Seattle Center. It gave me the opportunity to have fun and network with other graduate students. The last time I ice skated was ten years ago, so it took me half an hour to warm up. However, I still fell down many times. But I felt that I was much better on body weight management. In addition, ice skating increased my self confidence because I felt I had overcome such a challenge and achieved some levels of proficiency.
So, fellow students, please do not wait, let us gear up and de-stress.
Written by Derek Zhao, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org