I don’t know about you, but spring semester seems to sweep the ground up from under my feet! I get caught up in the busyness of life and it’s hard to slow down. This blog post is dedicated to you, and to me, as a reminder to take a breather and to not be afraid to sit on the bench during the game of life every once in a while.
Here are a few tips to tame the speed of spring semester!
- We’ve all heard of spring cleaning. While it sounds like a lot of work it can actually help you feel more organized and on top of your stuff.
- Take 20 minutes each day to slow down. The worst thing we can do to ourselves is to sacrifice all of our time for other people and not save any for ourselves. Spend at least 20 minutes each day doing something you enjoy – listen to your favorite music while you lay in bed, watch a quick episode of The Office (then turn it off immediately before you get sucked into the next episode), or paint your nails, etc.
- Plan ahead. I’m not talking in terms of homework, I’m talking about doing something each week that gets you out and about. Go to a movie, plan a fun roommate date up the shore…plan ahead so you have something to look forward to that gets you motivated during the week
- Disconnect. Part of the reason we feel so busy is because we are too busy on our phones! Take a break from your phone – leave it at home, read a book instead of an Instagram post, etc.
These next few weeks I plan to take these to heart, and I hope you join me! Let’s tame the semester together!
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