We’re halfway through the semester, which means that we’ve officially made that graceful transition from the attitude of “I’m gonna have a great semester!” to “I’m only 70% sure I’m wearing pants, and I’m weirdly okay with those odds.”
After midterms, it’s normal for students to start panicking a little as they realize that they need to get 104% on their next two business law tests in order to pass. That being said, it’s important to make sure that the stress doesn’t get to you! Here are some dandy tricks you can do that will help you become a master over your own stress.
1. Go For A Run.
If you’ve seen what I look like (or have seen what any blogger anywhere looks like), you can probably guess that I’m not exactly a runner. Running is for people who care about their quality of life, after all.
However, when you’re stressed out and overwhelmed, going for a short run can drastically change your mood. It clears your head, it gets your blood pumping, and it does sciencey things that I know is good for you but I don’t know how. Even just a 20-minute run can make your day better!
Maybe you really don’t want to go for a run. In fact, you want to do the exact opposite of running. Well I’ve got good news for you! Meditation is literally just sitting still and not thinking. You can do it inside, outside, or even in a student publications office when people think that you’re brainstorming blog ideas. 30 minutes of meditation a day is a pretty low time commitment, it alters your mood and makes you happier, and it also makes you look way more trendy than you actually are. Take that, Cheryl from yoga.
3. Watch Some TV.
Many experts will say that watching TV isn’t the best thing for a student to be doing, and they’re right. However, you’re in college and you deserve to watch some TV every now and then! After a long, stressful day, sometimes watching a stupid show on Netflix can be the greatest feeling in the world. Just do it in moderation!
4. Hang Out With Frien- Wait A Second, Are You Still Watching TV?
Woah there, buddy. I was going to suggest that you spend some time with close friends to help you relax and de-stress, but you’re still watching TV? How? Didn’t you start that like five hours ago? And don’t you dare try to tell me that you’re marathoning the show so you don’t see any spoilers on social media, I can see very well that you’re watching Seinfeld. That show prides itself on being about nothing. Maybe try something else on the list.
5. Stop Watching TV.
This is ridiculous. Do you know why you’re stressed? It’s because you spend all your time watching TV and no time studying. You should be stressed. You should be very stressed. So tip number five for being not stressed? STOP WATCHING TV.
6. Whatever. You’re On Your Own.
You’ve watched way too much TV, and now you’re gonna have to deal with the consequences. I wanted to help you, I really did. If I could go back in time, I would have never suggested the whole TV thing in the first place, but it’s too late now.
It’s too late now.