The fear of failure never really leaves a person. For instance, just last night I had a terrible nightmare about bombing a statistics final and rushing from the classroom in a fit of embarrassment. By the time I awoke, it took a few minutes to remember that I already have my degree and that I finished college years ago. Test anxiety is real, yo. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy and productive ways to counteract it, such as snacking on foods that keep you awake for studying. Because if you're going to stress eat anyway, it might as well be on something healthy.
Sure, candy bars and Red Bull can be the go-to fuel for those late-night study sessions, but different options may actually help you out more. For instance, foods rich in B vitamins may perk you up without the inevitable crash that follows from junk food. And munching on healthy foods such as carrots or walnuts is a great way to burn off some nervous energy and keep your blood sugar from plummeting at the same time. Basically, eating these types of foods can keep your brain and body fueled, even when sleep has to take a back seat to your studies. Hopefully, you can snack smart and blast through your finals with ease.