With school in full swing and midterms soon upon us, it can be really stressful to balance all the various tests and class work along with the extra clubs and activities. With that in mind, I wanted to share the three things I like to do when I get really stressed to help me relax and take my mind off everything for a little while.
1. Go to the Gym
Sometimes the best way to relax is to just sweat it out. The gym is the perfect place to take out all your frustrations from classes and it’s good for you too. Try a fitness class or grab a friend and walk the track. My personal favorite is the sauna, you can just feel the weight of any stress you may have lifting off your shoulders. So if you’ve hit a road block in your studying or just can’t talk it out anymore, head over to the gym and distract yourself. You’ll be sure to feel rejuvenated afterwards.
2. Have a Girls Night
A girls night is another great way to take a break from all the hustle! Invite all your girlfriends over, load up on sweet and salty snacks and pop in your favorite film. Being with the girls is instantly relaxing because you know that you can vent to them and they will listen and comfort you. And in most cases they have some the same classes and tests as you so they can relate. When you all get together it makes for a relaxing and fun evening.
3. Call Home
When I get super stressed or don’t know what to do, I always call my mom. Even though she might have the answer, just hearing her voice and getting to talk things through with her helps ten fold. Sometimes you just want to feel like you at home even though you can’t actually be there.
Hopefully one of this things will come in handy as midterms get going! And good luck on all those tests too!