It’s the most terrible time of the year. While you’re ready to sing Christmas carols and deck the halls, there’s one thing still standing in your path to freedom: finals. They loom in the near distance, threatening to melt your brain and destroy any bit of hope your heart may still hold. You can see the damage that studying for finals has caused as you watch students walk across campus in dirty sweatpants, not having showered for the third day in a row, and very much resembling a zombie. Before you also turn into a mindless machine, try out some of these tips for soothing your soul and increasing your brainpower so you can get in some serious study sessions.