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Take A Break

GUEST BLOG Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy

Even if only for an hour, it is nice to get away from the stress (and constant talking about the stress) of school.

Every once and a while, it is nice to take a break from law school and spend some time with good friends.

Law school is stressful and we are surrounded by the same people day in and day out. Taking the time to see old friends who aren’t in law school is pretty rejuvenating.

Recently, I was able to meet up with some friends from undergrad. It was great to see them and to catch up. While a few of my friends went to law school, many did not. Discussing topics other than law school is refreshing and also a nice break from the craziness of school. Even if only for an hour, it is nice to get away from the stress (and constant talking about the stress) of school.

Many students are nervous about not studying 24/7, especially around finals. However, it is useful to take a break from studying. First of all, taking a planned break from studying can help keep you on track while you are studying.  For example, if you know that you have plans in the evening to get together with friends, you can make it a point to study during the day.

So, before studying really kicks into high gear, take time to see your friends. It will help keep you sane during finals.