How to Survive a Mid-Semester Crisis
Start writing a post
Student Life

How to Survive a Mid-Semester Crisis

"I'm dropping out of school"

3016
How to Survive a Mid-Semester Crisis
Self Taken

It is getting to that point in the semester where you may be thinking “I don’t want to go to class,” “I hate school,” or even “I want to drop out.” Midterms are upon us and unfortunately, spring break is over, and summer is so close yet so far.

Give Yourself the Day Off:

I am not saying skip all of your classes and don’t do your homework. Find a day you do not have any classes or anything due and do what you enjoy most. Also, do things that will make you feel good, like read your favorite book or binge watch your favorite show. Just do what you wish you were doing when you are stuck doing school work. And don’t forget to treat yo self. Go get that spray tan or that manicure, if it makes you feel good about yourself, just do it, it’s only for one day. One day off won’t affect your future!

Listen to good music:

Music can both make and break a mood. Make yourself a great playlist of songs that will cheer you up, not drag you down. Just a little bit of advice, look for the playlists that are more positive not the ones with titles of ‘feels’ or in that category.

Go to Class:

As much as you have that temptation to not go because “just missing one class” is okay, it will turn into a habit, I promise you. Although I’m sure you’d rather spend that time doing just about doing anything else, when the time for the final comes, you will regret not going to class. Also, it’s a rewarding feeling when you actually go to lecture and test time comes around and you don’t have to learn EVERYTHING in a week.

Surround yourself with positive people:

This is an obvious statement for all aspects of life, but the most important when losing motivation. Having at least one positive person in your life can change everything. It is super important to know how to recognize those who are there for you. They will be the ones hyping you up and encouraging you to do your best, compared to those are the ones who could care less about your success.

Working out:

You have probably heard this in every possible health class, but working out releases endorphins, which long story short, are feel good chemicals. So you are already feeling better about yourself while doing something good for yourself. It can also give you more energy, so instead of going to take that nap, go wake yourself up at the gym instead of going back to your house or dorm room in between classes.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

9 Things Tall People Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep. The weather is fine up here... I've totally never heard that before.

2196
pexels

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being tall. Sometimes I even wish I was taller. One of the downsides of being tall however, is having to put up with ridiculous questions and statements. I can assure that all tall people are tired of being asked what the weather is like "up here", but here are a few other things we don't want to hear anymore.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

30 Signs You're From Wisconsin

When you say Wisconsin, you've said it all!

6981

We truly love it here in the Badger State. Here are a few things Wisconsinites can relate to.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

4158
Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less
https://unsplash.com/photos/XdbUsFkAwqA

If you're like me, by this time of year you're over summer. The beach, the sunshine, and the heat were all great, but now we're itching for blanket scarves, football, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! As the new season approaches, your relationship can benefit from some old traditional dates and some new fresh ideas! Here are a couple great date ideas for you and your boo to try out this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Social Media Or Soul Media

To the generation that cares way too much about affirmation.

5878
Emma Smith
  • This semester I am taking the ever so famous class, Writing 101. Walking into it, I had heard the horror stories about each major assignment. I have to admit, it’s not a class that I am fond of. But, major assignment #2 got me thinking, we had to create a research question based off of a topic that we are interested in.

Two weeks prior, I watched a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Miss Representation was recommended to me by one of my friends and I have to say the topic is absolutely mind blowing. Social Media and Female Body Image. How Social Media makes girls see this unnatural perfection of ‘beauty’ that really doesn’t exist. But female body image isn’t the only thing affected by social media.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments