I know with the semester dwindling down we’re so beyond stressed with final papers, projects and finals (ugh!) that we don’t even know what to do with ourselves. It is important though to keep things in perspective and remember that we need some time to ourselves to unwind and relax. I put together this list as a way to remind all of us that there are many simple ways to help ease the stress of the end of the semester.
- Roll the windows down.
Even if it’s freezing out (which tends to be the weather most of the time here in Bloomsburg), let the air flow over your face, put on your favorite song and just enjoy it!
- Barefoot is better!
Let your toes breathe and go barefoot around your apartment, dorm or house this weekend! Get together with your friends, watch a movie, and paint your toenails, trust me, it works!
- Sing. LOUD!
In the car, in the shower, out with friends, it doesn’t matter. Just let go and sing at the top of your lungs! I personally like rocking out to Florence + the Machine, but anything works!
- Dance, Dance, Dance!
Same as above, whether you’re by yourself or out with friends, just let loose! Put on that one song that makes you feel invincible (let’s face it, we all have that one song), let go and let your body just move to the music.
- Go technology free!
I know this probably sounds like torture, but it really does help you unwind. You’ll realize just how much time having your phone on you all the time takes up from doing other things. Cut ties with email, social media, and texts for at least a day. I like to do this on Sundays because it helps me relax and get ready for the week ahead.
- Make art or look at some at a local gallery.
With Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube, it is so easy to search for a cool and easy art project to do on the weekends. Make a collage, paint with random colors, make jewelry, do anything creative! It will help you with stress and you’ll have something cool to hang up in your room or wear every day!
- Remember to breathe!
I don’t mean literally breathe, we all know that much. What I mean is to remember that we all need time to ourselves to get in touch with ourselves. Take a few minutes to clear your head of heavy thoughts, and focus only on breathing. Put your phone on silent and just meditate.