The spring semester is ending and students will soon be stressed over grades, studying and finding summer jobs.
Only a couple of weeks are left until finals start and add to the stress. Some students have to worry about moving and living with their parents. For some students, this may be the worst time of the spring semester to have fun and relax. Around this time in the spring semester, students are hitting the river to relax with the beautiful weather. The key to relaxing during finals is doing something one enjoys in her or his spare time.
Some students find relaxation by visiting their parents. Haley Shugart, applied sociology sophomore, is one of the students who will be going home.
“I am going home for the weekend to study and get away from everything,” Shugart said.
If going home is not a good option to relax, then going to a spa might be a good way to stop stressing over finals and moving back home.
Local salon and spa, Isanze Day Spa and Hair Co, stays busy during finals.
“We have quite a few (students) come in before and after finals,” said manager Zenaida Lee.
Lee said a facial and massage are good to get while being under finals pressure. She added facials are very relaxing and most of the time students will go to the spa to get one or a massage.
“I would say that it’s 80 percent massages and 20 percent facials,” Lee said. “They are very popular during finals.”
Lindsay Rhodes, nutrition and foods senior, is one of the students who will not be relaxing for finals.
“I will most likely not relax until finals are over,” Rhodes said. “Too busy.”
If there will be no time for a fancy facial or massage, Rhodes offered some good and affordable tips.
“Read a book, go to the river, have a Bloody Mary at Showdown,” Rhodes said.
Shugart and Rhodes agreed relaxing too much can be a problem so it is always a good idea to find a balance between relaxing and studying time. Shugart said taking study breaks are needed so not to stress out.
“Take lots of study breaks,” Shugart said.