University life comes with a slew of different challenges, and there’s one that almost all students dread facing. That is Finals Week. You might be the same since this is the culmination of your entire semester. A stressful concept, considering all of you will be tested based on what you’ve learned from your classes. Finals are something that all students dread. While it’s important to focus on one’s studies, it’s also beneficial to keep a clean room during these times.
The best way to conquer Finals Week, as everyone knows, is by preparing for it. However, most of the time a student’s preparation only has to do with their academics. Grinding through all-nighters has become such a norm that many fail to take into account their health.
In the face of Finals Week, one of the things that can greatly benefit you is a clean room and workspace.
Here’s why a Clean Room and the Workplace is beneficial:
Make your bed after getting up. Fold your bamboo bed sheet and pile your pillows properly. It might get undone later on, but it starts your day in a productive manner.
Not only that, but it gives you a sense of pride, which can improve your mood if only by a little. Many believe that these small accomplishments you make by fixing your dorm room can give you the motivation to do other things. Like organizing your table and bags so you know that your study materials are where you need them to be.
You’re stressed, it’s understandable. But give yourself a pat on the back when you do keep your room neat. You’ve done what many others neglect to do during this week.
Organized Room = Organized Life
There are people who believe that organized chaos is a workable lifestyle. After all, so long as you know where everything is, it’ll be alright.
However, you can get the same result when you clean your room. Better yet, you don’t have to go through piles of clutter like dirty clothing or misshelved books to get to what you need.
Aside from that, it’s also been proven that people are more productive if they work in a clean environment. An advantage that your room will have, once free from mess, is that you have very little distractions. This way, you can focus better.
Clutter and other forms of chaos can be detrimental to your health. For example, dirty bedsheets can make you ill due to the accumulation of germs and bacteria. They also lead to subpar sleep at night.
As a remedy, try to change your sheets even when you’re in the throes of your final exams. And even before then. It’s a great safety measure against illness and can help you sleep better at night — something you’ll need after numerous all-nighters.
As for other forms of messes, like food wrappers and such, try to clear them up frequently as you can. Not only can they cause infestations, but the junk in your room can worsen your mental state as well.
Individuals who inhabit cluttered spaces are more likely to be stressed and plagued by mental illnesses, as well. While it’s not a sure deterrent for that, it does make people feel better if they’re met with clean rooms at the start and end of their day.
Finals week is one of the most harrowing weeks you’ll have during your stay in university. It may not seem much, but clearing any mess from your room can greatly improve your week.