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Feels: The Mid-Semester Slump Is Real


By Jacqueline Pena

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The semester is almost over, but the work is piling up now more than ever. We went from a relaxing Spring Break to having two projects, three midterms and a paper all due within a two-week period.

Oh yeah, and now you have to start thinking about which classes to register (aka fight to the death) for next semester. But, never fear – comfort food and q-drops are here. Here are some serious (and not so serious) things you can do to make it to the end of the semester.

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Q-Drops

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If you have a class you just cannot get through, q-drops are here to save the day. However, use them wisely. Although it may feel like you’re giving up, q-drops can sometimes be the best option. It’ll save your GPA, mental health and overall stress levels. The last day to drop a class is April 3, so make your way down to your advisor’s office ASAP.

Advisors

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Speaking of advisors, make sure to pay yours a visit. It may be difficult to schedule an appointment at this point in the semester, but make the effort anyway. Advisors are there to help you organize your life. Tell them that you’re feeling an early-life crisis coming on, and I’m sure they’ll help you calm down.

Sleep

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Nothing is a better remedy than sleep. Sleeping is a beautiful thing, so don’t overlook it. Not only is it good for your health, it gives you a small time-out from reality. Take a day where you have late classes or a weekend to snuggle up with your favorite blanket, stuffed animal or person and take a well deserved nap.

Comfort Food

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Whether you enjoy cooking or eating out, take the time to treat yourself. There’s nothing like digging into a satisfying meal to take the edge off. Sweet or savory, home-cooked or fast food, sit down with some friends and pass around the good vibes.

Cry It Out

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Crying is a remedy that is often overlooked. Sometimes, all you need is to head back to your dimmed room, play some sad music to get you in the feels, and let it all out. Holding in emotions is never good, so take some personal time to regroup.

As hopeless as the future may seem right now, remember: the end is near. Approximately six more weeks and you’ll be able to hibernate in preparation for the next upcoming semester.

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