Morgantown can be one of the best places and one of the worst places. On the weekends it's a vibrant place where you can go out with friends and party your weekday worries away, but what about those weeknights when you are stressing out over a test or a project and need to take some time off?
1. Go eat
One of my favorite things about Morgantown is the food. There are an abundance of good restaurants where students can stress eat their way through the year. Hello, Freshman 15!
2. Go for a walk on the Rail Trail
Pick a buddy and walk down along the river with them. While the area can get a little sketchy, it really is a pretty area on a nice afternoon.
3. Go to the rec
I always believe that a good workout can really help relax me whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed. It helps me get motivated and push past the writer's block that I have. It may seem intimidating in some rooms (thanks to meathead guys who choose to take up all the weights), but in the end, it is a really relieving activity.
4. Go to Cooper's Rock
With several trails to go on, you can spend hours out at Coopers Rock. If you are still feeling stressed out and need more things to do other than going to the overlook, go to Ravens Rock for an even better view.
5. Go to Cheat Lake
Cheat Lake is extremely beautiful, and if you need somewhere with some silence to just relax, I highly recommend Cheat Lake.
6. Visit the Art Museum
Out on Evansdale is the Art Museum here at WVU. The exhibits that they have are interesting and often change. Go here for some inspiration for your work.
7. Watch a movie
A movie is always a good way to clear your mind. While it may seem super common, it really does help.
8. Go sit out on the green
Outside of the lair is the green. More often than not, you can see a couple cute dogs running around outside there, and how stress relieving is that?
9. Go sit out in front of Woodburn
The sight of Woodburn alone is enough to de-stress anyone. It's a beautiful building, and on a nice day you can sit outside and get some relaxation time in.
10. Go Downtown
High Street is good for more than just going out on the weekends. There are many cute shops and resturants that you can go to for fun on the weekdays.
11. Get a milkshake
My all time favorite place to get a milkshake is Tailpipes. Their cereal milkshakes are the absolute best.
If all else fails, it never hurts to have a nice cry. It may not fix anything, but hey.