Struggling through these cold days? Long semester? Waiting for your quarter to be over?

It’s 8 degrees outside. I’m wearing more layers than I thought possible and I’m afraid I’ll fall on my ass with every step I take.

So, it’s officially winter. That means Thanksgiving break is coming up and shortly after… Christmas (my inner child is screaming right now).

Based on my past experience with the dreaded last couple weeks of classes, I’ve complied a list of 5 different tips on getting you through this semester.

Tip 1.

Buy something that makes you happy. Retail therapy always gets me in the mood, so why not buy that hat you were looking at, that mug you were itching to sip on or that fish that’s been staring at you.

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For me, I bought some Gallactic Cat socks from Stance socks and a new velvety headband.

(I’m going to be a lonely old cat lady in my future, who is allergic to cats)

Tip 2.

On your bad days when you have a raging headache, feel like doing absolutely nothing and want to cuddle… jam out to some sad ass music. The 1975 is my go-to. It’s not ALWAYS sad, but the music is flowy and alternative.

I ALSO like to pop in my headphones and walk to the beat of the song when I’m walking to class. (I feel bad ass).

 

Tip 3.

Go out and enjoy outside. Take some pictures. Now, I know I just said that it’s super cold outside and it’s snowing like a hellion, but it’s still beautiful. I remember looking at the snow and looking at how softly it sat on tree branches and how bright it was. Now, THAT is beauty right?

 

Tip 4.

Eat some shitty food. Okay, I’m not trying to make you fat. I’m just saying.. comfort food makes your brain happy. It may not make your waist happy, but oh my god I love me some M&M’s.

For Capital Students, I recommend eating a Cru Club Sandwich full of meat and grease with a side of fries. Yum, right?

For those off campus, you have unlimited options. Go to IHOP and get red velvet pancakes. (I’m only saying that because I’ve never tried it and I want to. I will live vicariously through you if you do).

Tip 5.

Hang out with your friends. While it’s good to have some alone time to cuddle with your sheets, it’s good for the mind to hang out with people and actually TALK to them. I know, such a weird thing.. like, we can’t just message on Facebook?

Go knock on someone’s door, write someone you haven’t talked to in awhile.. It will make you feel better πŸ™‚

Hope those tips helped. They’ve helped me! See you on the flip side of the semester..

-Jordan

 

 

 

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