Let’s rejoice, students! Finals are now over.
During my undergraduate years, I used to spend my after-finals celebration hitting up parties and binge drinking until someone vomited or got the munchies. Now that I’m in graduate school, and pushing my late twenties, I don’t engage much in those activities anymore. My method of self-care after finals is to sleep (because of course I had very little sleep with all of the all-nighters I pulled writing papers I should have started weeks ago) and then watch reality television. I believe both methods are ways of unwinding my brain a bit from the overload of theory and you know, thinking, it had to endure. I ended up watching a full episode or two of that show Rodeo Girls on A&E. I KNOW. But it was actually entertaining and it’s a culture and sport I have no knowledge of, so I enjoyed watching it.
How do you self-care after final exams? If you’re not in school, what is your way of self-caring after you’ve completed a big project or maybe a difficult day at work?