7 Totally Valid Reasons To Stay In This Weekend
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7 Totally Valid Reasons To Stay In This Weekend

You deserve to treat yo' self.

7 Totally Valid Reasons To Stay In This Weekend

It's the busy time of year again. Finals are coming up, Christmas is almost here, the weather is changing, and as if that wasn't enough, a lot of college students still feel pressure to do something exciting on the weekend. However, I do think we all deserve those weekends where we do absolutely nothing except hang out in our apartment. If you're looking for some good reasons to stay in, I'm here to help.

1. You'd rather spend some time with your family.

I love going home on the weekend. It's a reminder of all the good old days in high school when my mom took care of me. I don't have to do laundry, or cook my own meals, or worry about paying any bills. If your family lives too far away, make a Skype date. For just a few hours, forget about the fact that you have to be an adult. Because adulting is hard.

2. It's COLD out.

We Minnesotans have been lucky this year. We made it through the entire month of November with hardly any snow. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has caught up with us. It’s getting really cold out, and it’s only going to get worse. My body isn’t ready for the winter. Just walking to class makes my teeth chatter. On the weekend, I’d rather stay inside my heated apartment, where it’s always a toasty 70 degrees.

3. You need to start studying for finals.

Finals are coming up, and we are all freaking out. It’s never too early to start studying. I’m drowning in final projects, lengthy essays and student-teacher interviews. It might sound insane to start studying for finals with everything else going on, but I promise it will relieve some pressure when the exams roll around. As overwhelming as finals can be, they definitely suck less when you’re prepared.

4. You haven't gotten a decent night's sleep in weeks.

It's pretty well known that teenagers need a lot of sleep. During finals week, most of us pretend this is just a myth and try to survive on coffee instead. Let me state the obvious: this doesn't work. If you really want to do well in school, you have to sleep--otherwise you'll take a snooze on top of your final exam.

5. It's time to start shopping for Christmas presents.

Shopping for Christmas presents is pretty stressful when you're broke but you want to treat your loved ones. In order to find the perfect (affordable) present, you've got to look. This can suck up a lot of time. Take a weekend, go downtown, and stop by your favorite stores. If you can't find anything, at least you got to go window shopping. And that's free!

6. You want to catch up on Netflix.

This is my number one reason for staying in. I always have something I want to watch on Netflix. My queue is filling up faster than my to-do list, so after a particularly stressful week I like to decompress with my laptop and some Netflix. Binge session starting...now.

7. You WANT to stay in.

There's nothing wrong with being a homebody. You don't owe anyone an explanation if you'd rather relax and take some time to yourself. You deserve to treat yo' self.

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