This is a somewhat personal article because it is unique to me, but I hope that by reading what keeps me afloat will give you inspiration to also make a list of things that help you cope. Some things in here also aren't specific to me but are proven beneficial so I included them per popular demand in our society. With a very stressful life we college students live, it's important to have things to hold onto.
1. My Bed
Even if it is a dorm bed, it's still MY bed!
2. Coffee and Coffee Shops
The more eccentric the better.
3. Online Shopping
Fills cart. Sees $8 shipping. Closes tab.
This can be professional or someone with a good ear!
5. Coloring Books
These frustrate the living hell out of me, but they seem to be a hit.
6. Good Friends
For your sanity. I mean honestly!
You just pray it out.
8. Cactus Nightlight
9. Written goals for the future
You gotta write them down, otherwise, you can't hold yourself accountable.
11. Significant others
Cue every couple who successfully made it out of cuffing season.
12. Job / Career goals
13. Face Masks
You can't frown if you can't move your face!
Strive for greatness... watch a whole series in a weekend.
15. Music Anthem
Spotify playlists unite!
16. Future Trips
Two words. Beaches. Mountains.
What's down, dog?
Not sure if it helps with being crazy, or makes you crazier.
19. Ice cream
ice cream fixes everything.
20. Saturday nights
You CAN dance! -Drunk you
21. Sunday mornings
No earlier than 11 am... and there have to be mimosas.
22. Cooking / Baking
You get to eat your stress!
For all the gen Z kiddos.
You're very own hype man, lover, and best friend.
Whatever it is that keeps you grounded, use it to remind yourself how much you are trying and how hard you are working. Not all of these I use, but they all have the potential to help everyone!