There's a reason some universities bring in therapy dogs during finals week when students are on the edge of stress-induced breakdowns. Being around animals is soothing AF, according to Bonior, so go out of your way to get some animal therapy this week.
Obviously, it's a little more difficult to get some one-on-one time with animals if you don't actually own one, but there are ways. Some are a bit less creepy and more ethical, like calling up a friend with a pet and asking to hang, or volunteering at a shelter. But if you have to sit around in parks waiting for dogs to pet or go into some pet stores and pretend like you're interested in adopting? SOME PEOPLE MIGHT JUDGE YOU, BUT I'M NOT ONE OF THEM.