Finals Stress

Many students experience a high stress level during finals. While each person responds to stress differently, it does have a physical, emotional, and psychological impact on everyone.

  • Impatience, frustration, and irritability over minor things (especially with roommates or close friends)
  • Feeling increasingly disorganized and forgetful
  • Difficulty making even small decisions, such as where to go to eat
  • Eye twitches
  • Frequent tension headaches
  • Chronic fatigue or difficulty sleeping
  • Back and/or neck aches
  • Stomach problems
  • Frequent feelings of anxiety or panic
  • Feeling overly competitive with roommates or classmates
  • Skipping meals

During times of stress, it’s important to take care of yourself!

  • Exercise and/or stay active
  • Eat well
  • Avoid harmful substances
  • Limit caffeine and sugar intake
  • Schedule time for yourself everyday
  • Take advantage of free massage sessions, which are held periodically at Yates for all students

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
One Darnall Hall
(202) 687-6985

Academic Resource Center
Leavey Center 335
(202) 687-8354

Dr. Patrick Kilcarr
Director, Center for Personal Development
1437 37th St NW, Poulton Hall Suite 101
(202) 687-8944