How to Enjoy Finals Week {& Still Get an A}!

Happy Wellness Wednesday everyone!!

I am currently finishing the second to last day of my junior year, and I am so excited for summer vacation!!  This week was basically finals week for me, and even though I don’t have any written exams this semester I know the feeling all too well!  While the week is usually filled with high stress and caffeine levels, it’s important to take time to soothe your mind, body and soul!  I wanted to share six of my top tips on how to enjoy finals week, because for most of us it’s the dreaded week that we wish didn’t exist!  Also, be sure to check out my Final Exam Study Tips / Managing Stress post for a little extra inspiration!

Take A Break

Relax your mind for a while, and take a break from studying!  You deserve time to yourself without worry.  Studying is only successful if your mindset is, so take breaks to refresh your being!  For every 2-3 hours of studying, give yourself an hour break in between and do something that you enjoy! 

Go Outside

Is there truly anything better than fresh air and sunshine?!  Head outside and listen to the birds, smell the flowers, watch the clouds, and enjoy your surroundings!  There is no better way to destress than by emerging yourself in nature, and I guarantee your mood will be completely lifted!

Spend Time With Friends

Plan a coffee date, go for lunch, or even throw on your comfiest clothes and have a study session!  Spending time with friends will leave you smiling and laughing, which will boost your energy and lower stress and anxiety levels!  Even when you’re having a busy week, always make time to spend quality moments with the people you love!

Stock Up On Snacks/Drinks

(Vegan + gluten free rosewater & pistachio ice cream, I’m in HEAVEN!)

Throw all of the health/wellness advice out the door for this post, because finals week calls for your favorite snacks and drinks!  I promise the week will be much more enjoyable if you stock up on delicious treats, because who doesn’t love to have a snack (or a pizza!) after a long day of cramming?  You deserve it!


Finals week will most likely cause a lot of mixed emotions, so definitely take time to detox during the week!  Detoxing your mind, body and soul will remove any toxic energy, and will release all of those emotions as if a weight is being lifted.  My favorite ways to detox are to meditate, take a bath, take deep breaths, take a nap, light a candle, and go to hot yoga!

Treat Yourself

After a long day/week, treat yourself to something that makes you ecstatic!  Whether it’s retail therapy, your favorite meal (my go-t0 is sushi!), a road trip, or a day at the spa, do something that is going to make you as happy as you can possibly be!  You worked hard, and you deserve it!

Definitely make sure you head over to A Touch Of Tulle, and check out her post for her top tips on how to survive finals week!  Good luck, you can do it!!

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration


  1. April 19, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I think I need some ice cream and sushi now after reading this post! Good luck with finals girl!

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 11:19 am

      That sounds good to me!! Thank you so much Whitney, I really appreciate it!! Happy Wednesday! <3
      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie, I really appreciate it!! Happy Wednesday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  2. April 19, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Sushi & icre cream! yum! great ideas!

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Liz, I really appreciate it! And I agree, yum!!
      xo, Tessa

  3. April 19, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    This kind of makes me wish I was back in college! Definitely agree with that last one- treating yourself is so important. I’m doing that this week with a spa day!:)

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      How fun!! And I agree, treating yourself is a must!! Happy Wednesday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  4. April 19, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    This made me crave ice cream and I think I’ll have to get some. Lol. Very good advice for anyone in school right now. Good luck with your finals!!!

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      I don’t blame you, yum!! Thank you so much Gail, I really appreciate it!! <3
      xo, Tessa

  5. Gisel
    April 19, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    “Enjoying” might be a stretch for finals week, but I love the tips you provided! Coffee is definitely in order to get A’s all around. Good luck on your finals!!

    Gisel |

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much, I completely agree!! Happy Wednesday!
      xo, Tessa

  6. April 19, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I definitely agree with taking a break. I would not be able to just study all day and stay focused. Breaks & caffeine refuels are needed 100%

    -xoxo, Azanique

    • Tessa
      April 19, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      Absolutely, I’m the same way!! Happy Wednesday! <3
      xo, Tessa

  7. April 20, 2017 / 11:47 am

    I can’t wait to treat myself at Le Bon with you when I’m all finished next week! Love this post so much! <3

    • Tessa
      April 20, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      I can’t wait either, thank you love!! <3

    • Tessa
      April 20, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much Caitlin, and I completely agree!! Happy Thursday!
      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      April 21, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much, I completely agree!! You must try vegan ice cream, it’s life changing!!
      xo, Tessa

  8. April 22, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    While I am a really really loooong way out of school these are great tips for keeping me sane!! No school needed.

    • Tessa
      April 22, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda, I’m so glad you found the tips to be helpful!! Happy weekend!
      xo, Tessa