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7 Plans You Can Make Now To Celebrate The End Of Exams

Live your best (stress-free) life.

With the end in sight and Christmas holidays approaching, it’s easy to lose focus on our studies.

So, to keep you motivated for the next few weeks, here’s a list of all the different ways you can treat yo’ self after exams are done and dusted. Good luck everyone!

#1 Get Fancy

Nothing feels better than dressing up with your pals and heading out somewhere fancy and totally out of your price range. After spending months in your sweat pants and not brushing your hair, a night out is well deserved. Whether it’s the uni ball or cocktails at the most expensive restaurant in the city, it’s time to celebrate and spend all our money!

#2 Go Camping

What better way to unwind after the past few stressful weeks than a few nights camping out under the stars with your best mates? A campfire, a BBQ, a few beers and good memories being made. What more could you want?

And if this was your last exam ever, you could even throw your exams notes in to the campfire and dance around the ashes! Just a thought.

#3 Throw A Sick Gatho

Buy some drinks, invite all your friends and get absolutely wrecked. After this semester, you’ll be in desperate need of a drink and a few laughs. The best part is that you don’t have to feel guilty about taking a week off to recover from your massive hangover because there are no more assignments until next year! Woo! Now pass the vodka.

#4 Binge Watch Everything

You’ve restrained yourself from binging for so long (or at least you should have been) and now you can finally reward yourself by watching all the things Netflix has to offer. We’re talking days in your pyjamas, popcorn for dinner and not emerging from your room for days! You’re a free student and you don’t have to hold back any longer. Now transform into the beautiful anti-social butterfly you are!

#5 Buy All The Things 

Yeah you know what’s coming. TREAT YO’ SELF. Mimosas, cheesy fries, expensive swimsuits. Maybe even flights to Rome? Pass or fail you got through the tough part and now it’s time to reward yourself. You have the whole summer to work and earn back the money you splurged. Go crazy.

#6 Treat The Fam

You most likely haven’t seen much of your family while you’ve been holed up in your bedroom all semester. With exams behind you and all this free time on your hands, why not take your rents out for dinner? Or maybe cook them a nice homemade meal? (No, microwave mac and cheese doesn’t count.)

Your family has supported you through the toughest time in uni and they probably haven’t had a chance to ask you how everything is going for a while. So, give them the time of day and show a little love. They’ll appreciate it.

#7 A Day By The Sea

As the weather starts to get warmer you’ll be itching to ditch study, relax on the beach and work on your tan. Stay strong students! There will be plenty of summer to enjoy after your exams and planning a picnic on the beach with some good mates will motivate you through your studies.

Chuck some snags on the barbie, have a big picnic by the ocean or just enjoy the beautiful sun, sand and surf this amazing country has to offer. After weeks of studying indoors, a day by the sea will be just what you need to start your summer off right.

Sophie Nicolas is studying a bachelor of Arts majoring in creative writing and is an aspiring writer, dog enthusiast and thrift shop fashion icon.

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