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Surviving Finals

written by Elizabeth Ashley December 5, 2016


Use Study Apps

  • BeFocused – For me one of the hardest parts about studying is staying off social media! I love using BeFocused because it helps me stay on track. The app allows you to set timers & goals to achieve whatever you want! You can find the free version of the app, HERE! After I am done studying a subject for about and hour or two I will reward myself with social media time. Having total self-control is one of the hardest things to do, but once you achieve it you will be surprised with how many things you can achieve!


Color Coding & Powerpoint Making

  • Colored Pencils –  This may seem very middle school but it really helps! I love going back through my notes with colored pencils. This helps me review the information in a fun way. I used to use highlighters but they bleed through the paper so bad and limit the fun. 😛
  • PowerPoints – I love to make a powerpoint with my notes then go over them with a peer. One of the best ways to learn material is to teach it. It also allows you to have fun with it!


Focus & Relax

  • Essential Oils are a great way to focus and relax. If you are struggling to focus, try the Focus recipe in your diffuser or with a carrier oil (like coconut oil). If you are overly stressed try the Stress Free recipe! You can also buy roller bottles and apply it before your final. I’ll also share with you some of my must haves below!
    • FOCUS Recipe:
      • 5 drops of Lavender
      • 3 drops of Lemon
      • 3 drops of Rosemary
    • STRESS FREE Recipe:
      • 5 drops orange
      • 3 drops frankincense
      • 2 drops Cedar wood
    • Face Masks – While studying I like to put on a face mask to help me relax. It also makes me feel extra productive, as I am helping my skin and studying. They are super easy to make, check out some of my recipes HERE! When I am not making my own, I love to use Lush’s face masks! The ones above are from an Italian Lush! (hint the Italian, lol.) Cupcake is my favorite, but since it is a fresh mask, they are out of it most of the time. I make a similar one HERE! 🙂


Stay Healthy

  • Drinking Water – It can be easy to forget to drink water when you are stressed. A way to combat dehydration during finals is to be sure to take a bottle or two to the library with you. If you are one of those people who hate drinking water try infusing it with fruit! Check out some of my favorite recipes below!
    • Basic Spa Water:
      • Lemon Slices
      • Mint
      • Cucumber
      • Water
    • Fresh Water:
      • Strawberries
      • Lemon
      • Basil
      • Water
    • Tropical Lover Water:
      • Watermelon
      • Kiwi
      • Strawberries
      • Water
  • Eating Healthy – When you’re busy it can be super tempting to grab fast food. Try to avoid that by setting out healthy snacks on your desk, like celery and peanut butter or Nutella and strawberries. Make sure you are also getting fulfilling meals that are good for you. If you have no choice but fast food try and pick the healthiest option. Meal prepping is also another great way to keep up on eating healthy!
  • Beauty Sleep – All nighters might not be your best option! Getting at least 8 hours helps your brain recharge and helps you retain information. Go to sleep!  

With Love, Elizabeth Ashley 

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1 comment

Mel December 7, 2016 at 1:20 am

Loving these study tips! I found that color coding an re-writing notes was what helped me the best when I was in college.



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