The month of March can be a little dark, depressing, and dreary. When times get dark, it’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health. Sometimes, little things can lead to a lot of happiness in your life! Here are some of my favorite things at BC that always manage to make me happy when I’m feeling a little blue:
1. Mac and Cheese Thursdays @ the Rat
Is there anything that mac and cheese can’t fix?? Sometimes we all need a little comfort food to cheer ourselves up.
2. Getting the Perfect Seat in Class
It’s the little things… scoring the perfect seat in class can sometimes be the best feeling ever. Maybe you got to class a few minutes early or maybe it’s just your lucky day. But we all have our favorite seats!
3. Finding an Open Table in Eagles
Honestly, this is one of the best feelings ever. Eagles can be so overwhelming and busy that it sometimes feels like an impossible mission to score an open table in there. But when you find one, you know it’s going to be a good day.
4. When the Dining Employees Give you Extra Chips with Your Sandwich
Because not all heroes wear capes!!! Getting extra chips is an instant mood-booster.
5. Going to White Mountain
Ice cream ALWAYS cheers people up.
6. Scoring a Side Table at Bapst in Gargan Hall
Bapst is one of the most beautiful places to study on campus. And what makes it even prettier? Being able to study at a side table next to one of those beautiful stained glass windows.
7. Trying a New Class at the Plex
Finding a group fitness class that you like at the plex is a game changer. There’s nothing better than getting in a great workout to a great playlist to help feel a little happier!
8. Sitting in the Chocolate Bar with Friends
Sometimes, one of my favorite things to do on campus to feel happy is just to sit with my friends in the Chocolate Bar. How can you go wrong with good friends and good coffee?
9. Wearing a Cute Outfit to Class
Dressing for success is one of the best ways to increase your mood. Look good, feel good, am I right??
10. Sunsets Over the Res
Whenever I need some cheering up, I love going for a walk around the Res before dark. It’s so beautiful to see the sun setting over Gasson while getting some fresh air. 10/10 recommend!
There are soooo many ways to find happiness at Boston College, you just have to know where to look. Find what makes you happy at BC, and never let it go!