Enjoying College Life
Sometimes it’s easy to get stressed, overburdened with work, consumed in social drama, or any of the other aspects of college that can be straining. The end of school is coming, at least for Willamette University and other colleges on the semester system. As projects get piled on, social dynamics change, and finals loom ahead, it can be easy to forget to breathe. To enjoy all that college life has to offer. While it is important to study and finish those projects it is all important to take time out of your day to treat yourself. For me that might look like a trip to the tulip festival, relaxing in the botanical gardens, buying myself a piece of chocolate, or just taking a nap.
Here are some tips on enjoying college life:
1. Go to events! Especially if they’re free! Events such as talks from distinguished professionals or professors, ice cream socials, festivals, etc. are all a good way to get the most out of your tuition and time at college. Going to an event is a great way to spend time with friends, learn something fascinating about a topic or just hang out in a different environment.
2. Leave campus every once and awhile. Whether your campus is large or small it’s important to leave and go do something or just take a walk around the city or area that you live in. Leave the college bubble! It’s possible that they’re could be a really interesting celebration or event going on. It’s also possible that you’ll find something wonderful and interesting off-campus.
3. Take naps. As a college student there is a lot more time for things like naps. Naps are a super healthy way to relax, make up any lost sleep, and enjoy college. Personally, I love naps and then drinking tea afterwards or before. It’s very comfortable and helps life feel less busy and chaotic.