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5 Ways to Get Yourself Together for Midterms

A month into school and you have already missed classes, work, and everything in between. And to top it off, midterms. The definition of stress. You may be running around freaking out. Let me tell you, it is not the end of the world. All it takes is five simple steps.

1. Breathe

I know you may be feeling flustered, but breathing can ease tough situations. Try some meditation practices like this youtube video.   

2. Talk to your roommate, a friend on your hall, or your RA. 

Let them know what is going on. Give them your schedule and ask if they can check in on you periodically. Especially, if you have those pesky 9am classes.

3. Invest in a planner or calendar of some sort

Come on, we all know you want to be like Leslie Knope. Try this cute one from Kate Spade.  

4. Don’t make all nighters a thing.

They may have been cool in middle school, but you’re in college now. Sleep is more important than you think.  

5. Learn how to say “NO” when you clearly have work to do.  

Be like Ron Swanson, and trust when people see you with those textbooks they’ll just keep walking; it is for the best. 

Remember the wise words of Hannah Montana: “Everybody makes mistakes… Everybody has those days… Everybody knows what I’m talkin’ ‘bout… Everybody gets that way.” It is not the end of the world; we have four years to redeem ourselves. You got this!

 

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Makenna Dixon-Essien is your average Bay Area native who embraces her inner Martha Stewart, loves animals more than life, and lives in the clouds. She aspires to be the next Jane Goodall or George Schaller because who wouldn't. In her free time. . . just kidding she's pre-vet and has no free time. However, she enjoys spending the majority of her day socailizing, listening to music, and reading. She loves all things oragnic and wastes her summer Saturday's at the farmers market. You will always catch this girl laughing life away, especially when she has good company or a pup to play with. Fell free to leave comments and ask her questions, she is extremely friendly. :)  Follow her on twitter @makennade_ WFU '20 
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