Well hey there,
It's that time of year again--where the semester hits an uphill grind and it gets really hard to stay in the game. It's like the hump day of the semester, except it lasts for a month. So how do we overcome this insurmountable obstacle? How do we stay on top of life when we're just out of energy?
Here's 25 quick suggestions, free of charge:
1. Discover a new Netflix obsession.
2. Shed some commitments and enjoy your newfound free time.
3. Make a new "go-to" playlist.
4. Take a day to do absolutely nothing.
5. Cook a meal for some friends. Bonus points if it's a recipe you've never tried. Double bonus points if you make up your own recipe.
6. Treat yourself to retail therapy and add some freshness to your wardrobe.
7. Go for a new look by getting a new hair cut/color. Or if extreme change scares you, just part your hair on a different side.
8. Revamp your online presence with a new profile picture, twitter bio, and the works.
9. Find a new favorite word and use it often. Suggestions: whimsical, idiosyncrasy, nostalgia, eclectic, you get the idea.
10. Clean out your email and enjoy the mindless productivity.
20. Spend time with someone older than you and ask them questions about life.
21. Claim a new "go-to" study spot.
22. Eat chocolate and don't feel guilty about it.
23. Go a full 24 hours without social media.
24. Mix up your daily/weekly routine. Do things at different times for a change.
25. Take naps on occasion. Or nail down a regular sleep schedule.
11. Watch skateboarding videos (suggestion by Andrew Wilson)
12. Follow a new hilarious twitter account (like @charltonsoffun, @sammyrhodes, or @RealCarrotFacts).
13. Spend an entire afternoon outside.
14. Don't keep looking backward. Set news goals and move forward.
15. Plan a weekend road trip.
16. Spend an entire Saturday off campus.
17. Call your family and remind them that you're alive.
18. Laugh A LOT and with no inhibitions.
19. Get back into exercise.
Now that you have plenty of options, go forth and conquer the mid-semester slump! All it takes is a little intentionality on your part, and before you know it the mid-semester blues will give way to spring.
Elizabeth "whimsical" Moore