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De-stress after midterms

Stress is common for college students, especially around midterms. You’re probably worried about that big exam you have, or you’re worried about having to drop a class. After midterms end, you’re so wound up from stressing out that you don’t know how to calm yourself down. If you need help figuring out how to de-stress, whether it’s from midterms or just life, this article will provide a few fun tips for achieving maximum relaxation.

Exhale

Give yourself a pat on the back and congratulate yourself for making it through midterms. According to Harvard Health, putting your notes down, relax and taking a breath to lower levels of stress. You’ve made it past this stressful time in the semester, and now it’s time to put your focus into something else.

Focus on something else for the time being.

It’s ok to put school on the back burner (only for a little while) in order to relax. Try doing something that relaxes you such as painting or even sitting in front of the TV. According to The Chopra Center, taking your focus off of school can calm you and can help clear your mind. If you’re not thinking about school, you can’t stress over it.

Spend time with your friends.

You’ve probably neglected your friends for study time and vice versa, so it makes sense that you all get together and de-stress. According to the Huff Post, it’ll be therapeutic for everyone to sit around and do nothing after cramming information into your brains. What’s more fun than a little Netflix and chill session between friends? Grab your favorite snacks, pop in your favorite movie and get ready to enjoy your time with your friends.

Have a little you time.

According to the Huff Post, sometimes the best way to de-stress is focusing on yourself. Give yourself a little pampering. Take a soak with a fun bath bomb. Treat your skin to a refreshing mud mask. Go ahead and play video games all day. As long as you are keeping your stress levels low, you can pretty much use your alone time to do whatever you want.

Find something to do around town.

Whether it’s going to the movies, shopping or even grabbing a bite to eat, there’s plenty of fun activities that you and your friends can do around Valdosta in order to de-stress. According to Harvard Health, getting out and walking around town can give you a break from the stressors in your life.

If none of these options appeal to you, find something that does. Take some time to relax and do something that makes you happy. Keeping yourself healthy and happy should be high on your priority list. Don’t stress yourself out so much that you don’t have time to relax.

Story by Chloe Bradshaw, Staff Writer. Photo courtesy of Mother Nature Network.

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