Not bombarding you with opinions and information today. Instead, I’m sympathizing; with these last few weeks winding down, things sure are getting pretty difficult. Presentations and projects are around every corner, last minute Fall 2014 and graduation plans are being made, and all the while, finals are steadily creeping up on us.
It is so important to take care of yourself so that everything you need to complete can have your absolute best efforts in it. I know it’s easy to tell yourself that it’s almost summer and that you can relax then, but find some time amongst the chaos that is the final days and weeks of school. If you do (without overindulging), I can guarantee your peace of mind and grades will be in a much better state. Here’s how:
Go on a walk in the city.
Get ice cream, frozen yogurt, or any other delicious frozen treat.
Go to bed at a reasonable hour.
Watch a movie.
Read a book (for fun).
Go out for lunch.
Start a blog!
Shop-spring and summer wardrobe time!
(Weather permitting) lay in the grass and look at the clouds.
Go to Starbucks.
Go to Mariano’s and eat something good!
Explore the neighborhoods around UIC.
Get a bike. If you already have one, ride it around town.
Cook something delicious.
Call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time (parent? friend?)
Watch mindless (or not so mindless) television.
Play video games.
Get a message.
Do what makes you happy! Good luck.