It’s hard to believe that midterms are upon us already! Do you feel like you just got started but are already loosing a grip on things? Well don’t fret because you’re not alone. Reading this blog is the first step to becoming more proactive. First, I would highly recommend going to some of the events that HOPE, Student Assembly, Active Minds and other organizations have put together for next week. For instance, on Monday they’ll be discussing getting the rest (and energy) you need, while Friday is all about releasing stress through drumming, letting the rhythms carry your stress away. These events are all about giving yourself that allotted time to relax and completely distress. They also serve as an energy boost for you as students to plan, organize, and if I may say get back on track!
Use the link below to check out the flyer! Give yourself a goal to try and make it to one of these events. You could even team up with a friend who shares the same stress as your own.
It’s always a good idea to have something to work towards. For many of us, Fall Break is that glowing light at the end of the tunnel. It’s that precious time to consume as much of mom’s home-cooked cuisines as one can digest. We need to remember that Fall Break is as it reads, a break. However, use that time wisely and to your advantage. Of course homework is inevitable, but try and plan out what you have coming up in the next few weeks. If you create a game plan you won’t feel as overwhelmed or bombarded with schoolwork when you return. Set aside thirty minutes and plan out what you want to accomplish this break. It might be a good idea to then write a separate list of what will be due when you return, and how to prepare for it now.
Lastly, use Fall Break as that time to reflect on yourself. What goals do you have in mind for this year, and how are you going to achieve them. There’s always room for improvement, but don’t forget to commend yourself for all that you have done so far. After all, you are a William and Mary student! On that note, find ways to live a healthy lifestyle, whether it is attending an event next week, catching up with family and friends over break, or preparing yourself for what this year has to offer.