Post Break Blues, Featuring The 5 Stages Of Grief

Post Break Blues, Featuring The 5 Stages Of Grief

This break wasn't long enough.

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It feels like Thanksgiving Break was just yesterday. I'll be honest: I did not do work over break. It even felt weird holding a pencil and typing on the Monday we came back. After talking to fellow classmates and friends, I learned that I was not the only one. My professor even admitted not having time to grade our papers during the break. You don't know how reassuring that was to hear! Whether your a professor or student, Post Break Blues is real. The Kuber Ross Model is a perfect illustration of the Post Break Blues.

1. Denial

Shocked

You have not opened your backpack all break, sis. You had a week: how do can you explain this? You give yourself all the excuses in the world to justify your unproductivity. "I'll do my homework after ____," you tell yourself, but almost always, you never follow through. I do not know why we bring our backpacks back home when 96% of us will not do work over the break.

2. Anger

Mad

You know damn well that it is your fault for procrastinating throughout the break. However, you will not admit it. Instead, you blame your professor for giving you a lot of work during the break. Some of the phrases include, but are not limited to the following: "WHAT THE F- IS MY PROFESSOR ON?" All the time you spent complaining about having work is the time you could have spent doing your work *sips tea*.

3. Bargaining 

Steal

You're cooling down from your rant because you know that is won't help you. It's Sunday afternoon and you are figuring out how to you can finish a project proposal, study for 2 quizzes, and read a 28-page reading by Monday morning. You say "if I give up at least two hours of sleep, then I will get everything done." At this point, you are determined to get your shit done.

4. Depression

scream

This is the moment when you realize the due dates are closer than you think. You still did not meet your quota because the expectations you set yourself are far from realistic. Cue panic attack.

5. Acceptance 

Do Better

Let's face it. You played yourself, sis. It's clear that you will not get a lot of sleep for a while. It doesn't help that the semester is coming to an end so finals and projects are coming up. Well, don't just sit there. Get your ass up and do some work!

Thanksgiving Break has to come to an end. The cycle of Post Break Blues effects even the best of us. All we can do is push through. Let's not have this happen to us on Spring Break! HA. Yeah, right.

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Why Girls Love The Dad Bod

If your man can rock the dad bod, he's a keeper.

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In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod.

Girls have been dealing with body image issues since the beginning of time until recent (for those of you who consider yourselves to be "Thick thin") I hadn't heard about this body type until my roommate mentioned it. She used to be crazy over guys she claimed had the dad bod.

After observing the guys she found attractive, I came to understand this body type well and was able to identify it. The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, "I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time." It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs, either.

The dad bod is a new trend and fraternity boys everywhere seem to be rejoicing. Turns out skipping the gym for a few brews last Thursday after class turned out to be in their favor. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive. Here are a few reasons that girls are crazy about the dad bod.

It doesn't intimidate us.
Few things are worse than taking a picture in a bathing suit, one being taking a picture in a bathing suit with a guy who is crazy fit. We don't want a guy that makes us feel insecure about our body. We are insecure enough as it is. We don't need a perfectly sculpted guy standing next to us to make us feel worse.

SEE ALSO: Slim Thick Is The New Thin

We like being the pretty one.
We love people saying "they look cute together." But we still like being the center of attention. We want to look skinny and the bigger the guy, the smaller we feel and the better we look next to you in a picture.

Better cuddling.
No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Or Edward Cullen. The end.

Good eats.
The dad bod says he doesn't meal prep every Sunday night so if you want to go to Taco Tuesday or $4 pitcher Wednesday, he'd be totally down. He's not scared of a cheat meal because he eats just about anything and everything.

You know what you're getting.
Girls tend to picture their future together with their guys early on. Therefore, if he already has the dad bod going on, we can get used to it before we date him, marry him, have three kids. We know what we are getting into when he's got the same exact body type at the age of 22 that he's going to have at 45.


So there you go. A simple break down of why girls everywhere are going nuts over this body type on males. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. So here's to you dad bods, keep it up. Men, confidently strut that gut on the beach because while you stare at us in our bikinis we will be staring just as hard.

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15 Maggie Smith ​'Downton Abbey'​ Quotes To Get You Pumped For The Upcoming Movie Premiere

Oh, Maggie Smith, how we miss your sass.

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Let's be honest, "Downton Abbey" is one of the greatest TV shows of the last 10 years. There, I said it. Whether it was their blissful romances or heartbreaking tragedies, Downton had us enthralled for 6 seasons and now we are finally getting what we didn't know we needed, a "Downton Abbey" movie. Now we will be #blessed again with all the gloriousness that is Maggie Smith, from her amazing attitude to her unforgettable one-liners. The Dowager Countess of Grantham always had the best quips and I'm sure there will be plenty more in the upcoming film. To celebrate that fact, I took the liberty of compiling her greatest quotes. You're welcome.

1. "What is a weekend?"

Sometimes I ask myself that very same question, Maggie.

2. Isobel: "Oh how you hate to be wrong."    Violet: "I wouldn't know, I'm not familiar with the sensation."

Hands down, best line in Downton Abbey history.

3. "In my day, a lady was incapable of feeling physical attraction until she had been instructed to do so by her mother."

Wow, that's a lot of sexual repression.

4. "I know several couples who are perfectly happy. Haven't spoken in years."

Albeit a rather untraditional take on marriage, but whatever floats your boat.

5. "All of life is a series of problems which we must try and solve, first one and then the next and then the next, until at last we die."

Ahh Maggie Smith, always the optimist.

6. "I'm so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I'm with her, I'm reminded of the virtues of the English."

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The rivalry between Maggie Smith and Cora's American mother, Shirley McClain, was one for the ages.

7. "You're a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do."

A valuable lesson for us all.

8. Cora: "I take that as a compliment."        Violet: "I must have said it wrong."

Cora you better grab some aloe vera because you just got burned.

9. "I was right about my maid. She's leaving to get married. I mean, how could she be so selfish?"

I don't think there is one person in the world that didn't laugh at this line.

10. Cora: "I think Granny's right."           Violet: "Could somebody write that down?"

No one loved to be proven right more than the Dowager.

11. "Lawyers are always confident before the verdict, it's only afterwards they share their doubts."

Damn right Maggie, damn right.

12. "You know me: never complain, never explain."

A motto for us all.

13. "Vulgarity is no substitute for wit."

T-R-U-T-H!

14. "I am a woman Mary, I can be as contrary as I choose."

Preach it Maggie, preach it!

15. Isobel: "Servants are human beings too."            Violet: "Yes, but preferably only on their days off."

LOLZ.

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