The temperature has been rapidly dropping, which means I am counting down the days till I get to return to South Carolina. This is also one of the most difficult times of the semester for me. Midterms are over, but now comes the anticipation and stress of finals.Thanksgiving should be a break, but with finals coming up soon after, it’s hard to justify not studying. Maybe I am the only one feeling this way, but even if I am, everyone can always use a little motivation when it starts getting cold out. I am making it a personal goal to make this month No Stress November (or at least less stress November) ! Here are some of the things getting me through the next month (in exactly one month I will be done with finals!!):
1.This quote by Thomas Edison:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
2. Making time to do one fun thing every day! Even though this may seem obvious, I often forget that having fun is an important part of life.
3. A warm cup of hot chocolate. Never underestimate the power of chocolate!
4. Being around friends and family at Thanksgiving. Even if I do spend most of my Thanksgiving break studying, I know that I will at least have a little bit of time to spend with my loved ones!
5. And if all else fails…
Googling “cute animals” will never fail to put a smile on my face!