Years from now, no one will care what grade you got on your finals. Study for the love of the subject, learn it for you not for the tests, and you will do great!
– Ann Gradowski
Before you start studying or working for a final, stop for just a moment and say a prayer, let Jesus be with you and comfort you throughout your work; and take breaks, get creative with whatever way you need to bring you joy and recharge (my favorite way to take a break was to play pranks on my roommates) let Jesus guide you in that too!
– Lauren Murray
It’s all about finding the right combination of sleep, relaxation, and studying… and coffee… lot’s of coffee! And prayer… even more prayer than coffee!
– Fr. Conor
What helps me to get through finals is to think of it as an act of prayer towards God. When I offer up my studies for a certain person who is going through a hard time or needs help or for someone I love, then it encourages me to know that I can actually help someone out by working hard on this project as well as glorifying God through my work.
– Corey Kieffer
If you feel yourself beginning to melt (as in melt down) don’t wait until it’s happening. Reach out to your friends, family, a focus missionary or Frob, to counter-act the melting.
– Fr. Rob
The philosophy that “you can sleep when you’re dead,” will kill you faster. Go to bed.
– Ashlyn Dunn
Remember words from St. Francis de Sales: “Everyone needs half an hour of prayer a day, except when we are busy, then we need an hour.”
– Matt Aujero
When the stress and panic is rising, STOP, go for 5 minute walk outside (even if it’s cold!), eat a snack and then go back to studying. If you’re out of snacks, stop by the CSC for one!
– Lisa LytwynRemember the words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego and hear Mary speak them to your own heart: “Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more?”
– Grace Banach
If you think God isn’t going to give you more than what you can handle, know that’s not true. He’s going to give you way more than you can handle, but he does that to challenge you so you can rely on Him more and become the best version of yourself.-Michael Vielma