Monday, April 23, 2012

I Will Survive...

While most normal people in the world are wrapping up the school year and taking finals, I am just taking my midterms this week {thank you quarter schedule}, which results in me spending countless hours/living in either the library or Starbucks. Side note: I just really don't understand why the Starbucks underneath my apartment isn't open 24 hours a day. I would legitimately live there and would be your most valuable customer, Starbies. I promise! I happen to have a strong attachment to making lists, so I thought I could provide you with my list of necessities for surviving exam week, whether it be midterms or finals. So without further ado....

{Surviving Midterms (Or Finals) 101

Exam weeks are a great time to rack up the play counts on your favorite songs. For some reason, music just sticks with me and motivates me so much more when I'm listening to it with headphones instead of over the speaker on my computer. You won't see me studying anywhere without my iPod! Right now I'm loving Lego House by Ed Sheeran, Payphone by Maroon 5 & Moments by One Direction {I'm definitely on the bandwagon with the rest of the teenies...sorry I am so not sorry ;)}.

Gym Shoes
I find that I focus best when I make sure to get a workout in before I start for the day. It just puts me in the best mood and gets my brain awake and moving for the day.

Nail Polish
Perfect for taking a little 5-10 minutes break between reviewing chapters. I'm loving Essie's Absolutely Shore at the moment.

Comfy Clothes
Days when you're heading straight from class to the library are not the time to be wearing those restricting jeans. I could live in Norts as I'm sure every other college girl could, and leggings are perfect for when it's a bit chillier out. Throw on a v-neck, and it at least looks like you took some time to pull yourself together even if that's far from the truth. 

A Reward :)
I'm lucky enough to live two blocks away from a delicious cupcake shop, so I can make sure to stop by and reward myself at the end of a busy and stressful week. Making sure to take time to reward yourself, whether it be taking the afternoon off and relaxing or buying yourself that new shirt you've been eyeing is something that I've learned to do to make sure that I stay sane.

Fun Supplies
I challenge you to find a page of my notes that doesn't have some form of color on it. Colored pens and highlighters make studying that much more fun {as fun as it can be anyways}. I also love having a fresh stack of post-it notes {neons, of course} to scribble down anything that I want to make sure to review later or just little reminders to myself.

Off to work on my Philosophy take home essay exam,
xo Ellyse


  1. Thank you so much for posting this! I have finals this week and next week, and I feel like crying I'm so stressed out (maybe I should get off the internet and study though, haha). This collage cheered me up!

  2. I'm definitely in school survival mode these next few weeks too!! Good luck with your midterms! :)

  3. You forgot snacks, haha!!


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