Things To Do After Midterms

By Jamie Tiongson

January was a stressful month, but midterms just ended so what’s the first thing on your mind? To celebrate! To relax! So here are five suggestions on how to do that:

1. Spa Night

Whether you do this with your friends or alone, this is a great way to relax. Why not run the bath, put a face mask on and paint your nails? Personally, I love Lush bath bombs, though the Body Shop and Bath and Body Works also have great stuff for baths. While filling your tub up, put a headband on and cleanse your face. After this, select your favourite mask and put it on. If you don’t have one lying around, you can make one! There are many recipes online. My favourite is a yogurt and oatmeal mask. You only need one teaspoon of original Greek yogurt, and one teaspoon of original oatmeal. Mix these two together and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes and you’re good to go. Then after your bath, exfoliate, lotion, and if you want, paint your nails. I guarantee you, you’ll have the best sleep ever.

2. Binge watch a TV or movie series

I’m sure doing this during midterm month was very tempting, and though we possibly watched a few shows or movies, we definitely had to stay up doing work that same night. Now that midterms are over, not that much work will (hopefully) be handed to us for the next few days. There is always time for rest, and after all the hard work and studying, it is a good reward to just relax and watch your favourite TV shows and movies.

3. Exercise

Your health is extremely important, even going outside and walking for 30 minutes is enough. The fresh breeze will allow your brain to function better, and I guarantee you’ll feel great after a quick walk. Another alternative is to go to a workout class. I personally love spinning, but yoga and Pilates are great as well. While you’re at it, why not meditate?

4. Read a book

Wrapping yourself in a warm and fuzzy blanket when it’s cold is one of the best feelings ever. Though instead of going on your phone, take a break and bring out your favourite book, or try a new one. Every once in awhile, I believe it’s great to D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read), even if it’s just for 30 minutes.

5. Look for a prom dress/suit(juniors/seniors only)

Even though prom is a few months away, looking for a dress can take awhile and picking out what color suit and tie you want can be tricky. Planning other things such as which shoes to wear, what to do with your hair, who to ask (optional of course) and who you want to sit with can also take some time. This event is an exciting time for juniors and seniors as everyone that goes looks amazing and overall, it’s a great time to pass with friends. For everyone that is planning on going, it’ll be very fun, and for those who are not sure about going, I say go for it! Have fun everyone!