Everyone has days where there seems to be a billion things to do, and hardly any time to do it. When these days are the norm, they call it college. There’s always a midterm, a paper, or both due in the same week that you’re working every single hour you’re not in class. Once the semester starts rolling, it doesn’t stop until it’s over. It’s easy to get overwhelmed!
Unfortunately, college is prep for the real world, except there’s course forgiveness and summer vacation. So what do you do for those days when you just feel like dropping out? Stay calm and follow these simple rules.
1) Take a deep breath! Between studying, going to class, and work, you’ve probably forgotten to. Before sprinting to your next destination, take a moment to slow down. Honestly, the people who get overwhelmed the most are the people who don’t know how to take a break.
2) Stop putting things off until the last minute. With such a busy schedule, it just isn’t possible. Take advantage of the time that you do have, especially when there’s so little of it to spare.
3) Laugh. Laughter is the best medicine for stress. Go on Youtube and watch Glozelle take the cinnamon challenge, or go on Tumblr and read those witty captions that go along with the comical pictures. Watch your favorite sitcom. Read that book or your favorite blog. Talk to a friend. Find something to laugh at. If smiling can make you’re day a little brighter, then just imagine what a laugh can do.
4) Eat something that you really enjoy. It’s possible to live off of carrot sticks, but does that really make you happy? It doesn’t necessarily have to be fattening, but you barely have time to eat regardless, so if you really want that donut, eat the donut! After all, sweets are perfectly fine in moderation. You might gain a fraction of a pound, but Michelle Obama won’t personally knock on your door and hold you responsible for the obesity crisis.
5) Listen to music. Music has a way of connecting to your soul. Some people prefer music that relates to what they’re going through and others prefer music that takes their mind off of what they’re actually going through. Just choose something that will cheer you up and calm you down.
By following theses simple steps you'll be on your way to a more relaxed and healthier you in no time!