1. CLEAN HOUSE
I am distracted by a dirty house-mainly because even cleaning seems better than studying when one gets desperate. So I clean it beforehand and then am not tempted to clean during finals. I know my brain can take no more when I am cleaning really random things-organizing the junk closet, rearranging my closet, cleaning the bathroom with a toothbrush.
2. WEAR GLASSES
For two weeks I don't put in my contacts. This is a weird rule. I am not saying that all of my finals necessities make sense-just that they are necessary. Not wearing contacts keeps my eyes from getting too tired. And when I fall asleep on my books or at my computer (which has happened) I don't have to worry about eye infections.
I love everything about this look--dark hair again??3. PLAN SNACKS
Lauren and I have been planning our Wealth Transfers edibles all week.
So far we are making these...
and this...when our brains stop working.
vootbeer :)I also stock up on healthy snacks like banana chips and mixed nuts; greek yogurt; graham cracker sticks and fresh fruit; and carrot sticks with salsa.
4. BE COMFY
I have no trouble with this one.
Comfy pants, sweaters, maybe my new cowl :)
5. When everything seems to be overwhelming....LAUGH
When I study with Lu-who it seems I study with every semester (1-Contracts; 2-Property; 3-Evidence; 4-Crim Pro; 5- Wealth Transfers), we laugh A LOT. After hours of studying, we usually take a few moments to tune into the most hilarious thing to a law student during finals...cats doing funny things.
all images (except cowl) are from my "finals necessities" board on pinterest.