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5 ways to cure your summer blues

Lately, I have been going through a difficult time, being away from all my friends, family, and dealing with a lot of stress. If you're like me, you're sick and tired of it, so here are a few ways that help me get through the week.

5 ways to cure your summer blues

I don't know, but ever since this summer began, I haven't been my upbeat self. Classes are hard, my two best friends aren't here, and well, since I don't have a roommate anymore, it gets to be kinda lonely. Luckily, I am blessed to have a great support system behind me, that pushes me to get through these summer classes and make way for Fall.

If you have been going through a "slump" take look below, it could help.

1. Surround yourself with people you love.

For me, this is either going home and seeing my family or visiting my boyfriend. I don't know what it is, but just being around them instantly brightens my mood.

2. Workout. Go on a run. Do any sort of exercise.

Lately, I have noticed that when I workout, my stress just vanishes. Maybe it is because I am sweating and completely sore the next day, or it because I can jam out to some of my favorite music.

3. Planning things for the later month.

As OCD as I am, I love to plan and set up things to do. For instance, my parents have to come over and help me move. My boyfriend comes down this week. Recruitment starts back up soon. Multiple things to keep my mind occupied.

4. Eating better.

When I tend to eat better foods, I feel more energetic and able to accomplish a lot more tasks. From smoothies, matcha tea, to home-cooked dinners, I feel, well better than if I were eating fast food.

5. Lastly, just keeping positive.

Just by telling myself things will get better, makes me know that it will. Personally, I think the reason why I have been feeling so down is that the stress and not having my usual group of besties here, has really just gotten to me. I am so accustomed to seeing so many of my friends throughout the day that when it comes to the summer here, there is basically no one. I come home to an empty apartment and wake up to one too. But by telling myself that I only have a few weeks left of boredom I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I mean it's true, only a couple more weeks of it and I am back to my usual routine, keeping busy, and seeing all my friends 24/7.

The first step is to realize that you aren't really acting like yourself. For me, I have constantly been just lazy and bored, which if you know me, you know I'm usually upbeat and always laughing. After realizing it, start jotting down ways to make you that person again. Start thinking of the positives that come out of whatever situation you may be in. I mean, you can't be in a slump forever, you have so much to thankful for!

I am so lucky to have people who love and care about me. Who constantly tell me that I am almost done with this (what seems to be like awful) summer. A feeling that I absolutely despise. For my friends who are reading this, the ones I don't see often, I seriously cannot explain how excited I am to see you in the fall! For my family, thank you for being so wonderful and for letting me come home almost every weekend to hang out. For Griffin and Liza, thanks for being my best friends and letting me rant, y'all are the best.

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