Hey everyone! My fourth-year degree exams finished on Friday and after popping some Prosecco, I travelled down to Bristol to celebrate my new-found freedom with my bestie Hannah. Here are our top tips for unwinding after exam period:
- Say Cheers!
Celebrate the end of exams with some cheeky cocktails, an indulgent glass of Prosecco or a yummy meal out.
- Travel, Travel, Travel!
Visiting somewhere new will help you to clear your mind and get into holiday mode! Travelling is also a great way to reward all of your hard work and keep in touch with old friends!
- Expand Your Mind
Degree programmes are very focused; so why not use your Summer to expand your horizons and learn new things? Visiting local tourist attractions and reading around subjects that interest you are great ways of unwinding after exams, whilst keeping your brain active.
- Treat yourself!
Exams take a toll on you; that’s why the post-exam period is a brilliant time to invest in some gorgeous new Summer clothes, get that haircut you’ve been putting off since April and even indulge in a sneaky spa day with your mates (head to Groupon’s website and nab yourself a bargain).
5. Catch-up On Some Sleep
Summer is here, so there’s no shame in spending the odd morning in your pyjamas catching-up on your favourite Netflix shows (I won’t tell if you don’t!)
6. Develop Positive Eating Habits
Now that my exams are over, I’m trying to cut back on my obsession with takeaway fajitas and Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Cookies. However, the post-exam period is a time for celebration, so I allow myself to eat whatever I fancy when socialising with friends, whilst sticking to a healthy, balanced diet when at home.
7. Do More Exercise
After exams is also a great time to develop a healthier exercise routine and use your spare time to engage in your favourite hobbies. Remember; you’ve worked hard during exams and now is the time to reap the rewards.
That dress that’s a size too small for you? Get rid of it! Those shoes that you haven’t worn for two years? Those too! Charity shops will be grateful for your donations and you’ll have less clutter to lug around on the train or stuff into your boot on your journey home.
9. Make Plans
Exams are over, so why not take the time to set yourself goals and explore exciting holiday, volunteering, work and study opportunities for the Summer months?
10. Be Spontaneous and Have Fun!
Work hard, take time to relax and you’ll make Summer 2017 the best one ever!
I hope that you enjoyed today’s blog post. What are your Summer plans?
Until next time!
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