Six weeks of school until the end of the semester and I’m going to handle it with more ease because of Zumba and yoga!
I’ve found myself, like most UIC students, counting down until the days I can sit back, relax and enjoy winter break. This has been a pretty stressful semester, so more than ever I am excited for it to end.
I still have tons of stuff to finish before then – research and a 15-page research paper, final projects and TESTS. Things are going to get hectic. But I’ve been actually handling my life pretty well the past couple of weeks due to some new additions I have made in my life.
A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Zumba and yoga class at my local YMCA. I’ve done both before, but figured that it would be a great stress reliever to do them during the school year. Sure, it’s two more free hours out of my schedule, but I figured that signing up for these classes would not only force me to work out, but will also allow myself some productive ME time.
I’ve had a great past two weeks and I’m giving all of the credit to Zumba and yoga. The Zumba class is so fun because it allows to dance my stress away and shed some calories. Yoga is even better because it gives me an hour to really take everything off my mind and heal my body and soul. I highly recommend everyone to schedule in something that will make them feel better these next six weeks. Even if it’s not yoga or Zumba, do something productive that you will enjoy! I feel confident that I will be able to handle the next six weeks because of the stress relief I will be having through the classes.
I am taking the classes at my local YMCA because it’s more convenient as a commuter and for my tight schedule. But if you have some more time or are closer to campus, check out the Rec center’s classes! They have tons of drop-in classes, like dance and candle light yoga. Check them out and really enjoy yourself!