Here are some of my favorite ways to relax and get away from my ordinarily hectic, on-the-go lifestyle:
Read a good book
Listen to upbeat or relaxing music (the former for the early morning, the latter for nighttime)
Go to the gym without worrying about the judgement of others about your body/the way you look
Practice an instrument
Clean or reorganize your room
Go for a walk at a leisurely pace, the kind where you analyze the trees, the grass, and everything in between
Write a letter to someone telling them how much you appreciate them
Talk to somebody who you haven't spoken to a while and genuinely miss talking to
And last (but not certainly not least)… give yourself a MANI/PEDI !!! *implied handflip*
Now that I've done all of the above, I can honestly say that I'm feeling so much better than I have in a while (which, I must admit, I had never hit such an all-time low since probably high school. And we all know how incredibly rough high school can be…Luckily Prince Harry was there for me and didn't abandon me during my time of mental pooping-out. He is so incredibly caring, and I'm so so thankful that I know I can count on him when times get tough). I am so burnt out from last semester, working so hard to get straight As except in Chemistry, which we can pretend just never happened okayalrightthanksverygood……. This semester, however, I am taking 12 credits instead of 17 which should be a major stress-reliever!!
Yesterday I had my first class, American Earth, which is half English class/half Environmental Studies and although the course load is on the more rigorous side, it's definitely one that I do not regret signing up for. Today was a snow day, so my other two classes (the second semester of Elementary Italian and Theory/Practice of Literary Study) were cancelled, but from what I've heard the professors are supposedly amazing. Consider me excited!! I'll be sure to let you know how they go.
Until Next Time,