A Sorority Girl's Guide to "Feeling Good"

A Sorority Girl's Guide to "Feeling Good"

Little things you can do to brighten your day, whether you're in Greek Life or not.

1. Put on some lavender lotion before you go to bed at night.

It doesn't have to be that expensive stuff from Bath and Body Works; you can pick up some lavender scented hand cream or body lotion at your local drug store. The relaxing scent will help you fall asleep.

2. Swap out one soft drink a day for water.

Be it an energy drink, tea or good old fashioned soda, start off slow and drink a little more water. The more you do it, you'll notice how more refreshed you feel.

3. Smile while you're applying your blush.

It helps it no look so patchy and you can start your day off with a smile.

4. Take a nap.

We took it for granted before. Embrace your inner kindergartner and refresh yourself.

5. Listen to Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

I challenge everyone to frown while they sing that song. I don’t care who you are; everybody loves that song. Its upbeat, it’s happy, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face, even if your name isn’t Caroline.

6. See your Big.

She lifts you up when you’re feeling down; she can put a smile on your face like nobody else can. Whether you laugh until you cry while watching Netflix in her bed, or you bond over food, you know you can always go to her to add a little sunshine to your day.

7. Take a bubble bath

Get some bath salts, candles, a bath bomb, and a nice fluffy robe to step out in, and you’re set.

8. Watch your favorite Disney animated feature.

Even though most of the parents are dead, or something tragic happens, there’s usually more good happening than bad. You’re allowed to regain your childhood, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

9. Hold the open for someone else.

On your way to class, or coming back from the library, try to be a good Samaritan and just open the door for a stranger. Most of the time you feel like a respectable human when you help another individual, and it’s even better when they actually thank you.

10. Lay out your stuff to make coffee the night before.

Get your mug ready to go, with your K-Cup inside your Keurig or your coffee beans out so that the next morning all you have to do is turn on the coffee pot. You won’t be rushing or worry about being late to work or class, and you won’t miss your caffeine for the day.

11. Get that exercise in!

Even if you just take a short walk in the evening with your puppy (or cat on a leash for some people), exercise releases endorphins – endorphins make you happy, and as Elle Woods said: “Happy people don’t kill their husbands.”

12. Do your homework outside.

A nice warm breeze is a perfect accompaniment to your Accounting 101 assignments or just reading your favorite book. Fresh air will work wonders and you’ll be less distracted by all the technology temptations inside.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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8 Things That I Will Always Miss From My Childhood

Ahhh, the good old days!


Okay, yes, I love being an adult. I can drive myself places, buy and pick out my own clothes, and basically do whatever I want. I can make my own food and eat whenever I want. And the best part is: I don't have a bedtime!

However, there are always things that I miss about my childhood.

Your Parents Buying Your Food.

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On Fridays, my mom used to take me to McDonalds or Wendy's, or whatever fast food place I wanted to go to. And obviously, she would buy my food. Then, Freshman year of College, I went to Red Lobster by myself for the first time and when I got the bill for my food, I was shocked. I was like, this much? For just me? Dear god, why? And I decided never again to take myself out to eat because I did not have the income at the time to sustain that.

Disney Channel!

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I miss the old shows like "That's So Raven" and "The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody." I lived for those shows. They were funny but focused on themes of family and friends. They were wholesome. But now all I see on TV is like, not nearly as cute or witty. I wanna go back to watching things that were funny, not watching people get killed on the news.


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Because we live in South Carolina, it's warm out about 8 months out of the year. Therefore, my mom and I used to go get ice cream together basically every single day. I cannot think of a day where we weren't at Baskin-robins. She always got World Class Chocolate. And we would just talk. It was such a lowkey activity but it really meant a lot to me.

The Movies.

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I've always been into action movies and from the time I was in Elementary School to now, whenever they'd make any sort of Superhero movie, my father and I would go see it together. He'd even pay the big bucks so we could see it in 3D. And we'd have a little father/daughter bonding time. We'd share a popcorn and some laughs, but I always got my own large soda!

Batting Cages.

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I think it was middle school softball when my dad stopped pitching to me and started taking me to a batting cage. The first time I ever went, I was really afraid and I did terrible because I thought the balls were coming too fast. But, as with most things, the more you do them the better you get. So, I was becoming a better hitter and I got to spend Saturday mornings with my favorite man. Besides, sometimes it'd be funny when he'd put my helmet on and try to hit from the pitching machine as well.

Christmas Parade!

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Whether or not all of you know this, I hate my hometown. But the only good thing we have is our Christmas parade. When I was in high school, I had to be in it because all three high school marching bands were in it. So, that wasn't fun. What was fun was being a little kid and seeing the marching bands, dance companies, bands, pageant winners, sororities, real estate agents and Santa himself. Plus, we ALWAYS got hot chocolate either during or after the parade, except those years where it was 70 degrees.


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Okay, so my dad actually makes me the best ribs in the entire world. Like I swear they could win a prize. And he also makes chicken, burgers and hot dogs. Sometimes he even grills salmon. And I miss being at home for that sometimes because he'd ask me to mix his barbecue sauce for him or form the burger patties. He even designated me the "official taste tester."

Going to Grandma's!

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Every Friday, usually after the fast food, sometimes before, my mom and I used to go to her parent's house and sit with them and talk to them. But my grandpa died when I was 8, so then it was my grandma. But we'd still go talk to her and watch TV with her. She grows tomatoes, so sometimes she'd give us those. She always had some sort of candy for us. Plus, she's the kindest person on earth, so you love being around her. In high school, I started having to go to football games every Friday and having practices, so it got harder to come by. But now, when I get the chance I try to go see her.

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