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The 5 Stages of Returning to Uni After Christmas

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Helsinki chapter.

1. Denial

It can’t be. It was just yesterday when that last essay was turned in, those last exams were written, the lights were twinkling outside, everyone was Christmas shopping, Christmas music was playing on the radio 24/7…

2. Anger  

How? HOW?! How did this happen?! How did we let this happen? Why is Christmas over? This is not okay.

3. Bargaining

You try to convince yourself that maybe you can keep up your Netflix binge-watching schedule and get uni work done at the same time.

4. Depression

This strategy fails miserably. You’re already behind on work. And still not up to date on your favorite show. 

5. Acceptance

Oh well. At least the days are getting longer now. Although we won’t really be able to tell until March, but whatever.

Esther is majoring in Media and Communications. She likes reading, vegan food, and spending way too much time on social media.
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