Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! We are just six short days away from Spring Break, but there’s just one little thing standing in our way: finals. That’s right! It’s finally finals week, which probably means lots of coffee, studying, and sleepless nights. So often we decide to pull all night study sessions instead of getting a restful night’s sleep because we need to cram it all in, but what if I told you that limited sleep negatively impacts your learning and performance? Sleep deprivation only further increases your stress levels and decreases your memory, focus, safety, and overall mood, which makes it more difficult to learn and perform at an optimal level.
So, if you’re wondering if you should choose studying over sleeping, the answer is always to rest and recover. I’m sure you have so much to do, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. You have to take care of yourself. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for doing so. Here are a few posts with my best tips and tricks for balancing your studies with self-care: