College. Life. Stress.

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“I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green 

It feels just like yesterday I was writing about getting through midterms, and now I am counting down the days until final exams, “I know I’m not the only one” (reading that made me sing Sam Smith to myself there for a hot second). While professors are piling on last minute projects and starting to prepare you for exams, there is only so much you can do to keep from having your 20,000,000th mental breakdown of the year day. However, I am here to tell you that you can do it! I also have a few tips and tricks that I have learned that help me keep sane. 

Trust me, I am no stranger to stress. I have recently decided to take on a minor in psychology and take part in Honors College, so I can only see my level of stress going wayyyy up from here. So, what do I do on the days where my head feels like it’s about to explode and tears are bound to flow? I’ll tell you!!

Write.

If you haven’t noticed by now, I am super OCD about lists and writing in my planner. For some strange reason, I can always feel my anxiety drop when I open my planner… yes, I’m weird. I am very well aware of this. But hey, you might be weird too and you are just unaware. Sooooo make that list, and get your life together.

Coffee.

I mean this one should be pretty self explanatory…..but if I must explain…

Every time I place my order for my basic white girl frappuccino, I feel a little spark of happiness in my soul. (Or maybe that’s just my starbucks addiction.) However, when the cup is empty, it gets a little depressing. So, you have to weigh the pros and cons on this one.

Pinterest. 

My next addiction that somehow is a stress reliever is scrolling through pinterest. I mean how could pretty colors, words, and puppies not make anyone feel 100x better about life.

See, I bet you felt a little better about life after seeing those.

Netflix. 

Yes, watching netflix might be a way to just ignore life and stress all together, but a few episodes can’t hurt….right? If I find myself “unable to even” (I can’t even.) with life, I have a few go-to shows that I curl up with. 

  • Hart of Dixie
  • One Tree Hill
  • Gossip Girl
  • New Girl
  • Parks and Recreation

Music. 

Listening to music is by far my greatest stress relief. My favorite part of any stressful week would be my drive home. There is something about driving on country roads with the music up and the windows down that heals you. Again, you might think I’m crazy, but until you try it, you’ll never know. I also have a few go to playlist that I immediately turn to when driving home, and even when I am studying. So if you are interested, they are linked below. 

Studying 
Driving

But honestly, the only way that I am able to completely able to get rid of stress is to get stuff done. Make yourself a nice cup of coffee, pick a good playlist, lock yourself into your desk, and conquer those exams. YOU  CAN DO IT !

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-Jada

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