You have (almost) made it! 16 weeks of new insights, learning, assignments, observation hours, crazy people, wandering thoughts, all of the joys of college. Another semester has gone by. Think back to where you were before this semester began: 80 degree August days, with a nice summer tan and wearing shorts. Then the trees began to change and there was chill in the air, but a nice cup of hot cider was all the cure needed. Now being December, it is cold, dark, and gloomy (like everyone's moods), but the worst part is that there isn't even any snow to build a snowman or go sledding in. It is a very 'blah' time of the year. The excitement and preparation for Christmas are great distractions and keep college students from studying for their exams and finishing their final projects. Here are some tips and tricks to get through the rest of the semester without totally checking out (unless you already have):
1. Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Cider
The ultimate life savers.
2. Go outside
Do physical activity. Get some Vitamin D. Take a walk. Sit on a bench. Just breathe in the fresh air.
3. Look at a Christmas tree
So relaxing and peaceful.
4. Listen to calming music
It will really help you. Just relax and rest the mind. Also, avoid power tools or sledge hammers during finals time. Don't be the next meme.
5. Look at pictures of your favorite place
For a change of scenery. Somewhere you wish you could be. For motivation.
Let it all out. Everything and anything that comes to mind.
Let go and love God. Place yourself into His arms and trust. Have faith and believe that things happen for a reason and you must accept that.
8. Watch a movie
A great study break. Just don't make it into a marathon and waste the day.
Do it before break, then there will be less to do when you are rushing to get home. Plus, it smells nice and brings freshness into the air.
10. Reorganize or decorate your room
Sometimes it needs to be viewed from a different angle.
11. Set aside time for YOU
Do something for YOU and with no one else. #treatyoself
12. Keep a To-Do list
Yet, keep it reasonable please.
13. Have daily goals
Well, more than that.
14. Take a nap (or two)
Sleep is essential to function.
15. Research a new city you haven’t been to, but have always wanted to go
One can always dream.
16. Go study somewhere new (where distractions are minimal)
17. Organize your binders
Because why not? It is something to do besides studying.
18. Eat good food
More energy, more productivity.
19. Stay hydrated
Lots and lots of water!! (well and coffee)
20. Stay positive!!
It's the only way you will actually be able to get through things.