Float on the Wave of Incoming Midterms
It’s that time of year again: the final wave of midterms are approaching and final exams are only weeks away. The bad news? With all of the external and internal pressures to have a strong start to the semester, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. The good news? We’re in Austin, Texas! There are endless ways to de-stress before your next test. Here are a few:
1. Go outside.
After being confined to the PCL or your dorm room because of studying, it feels great to go outdoors. Luckily, there are an array of scenic activities around campus, like excursions to the Barton Creek Greenbelt or Barton Springs Pool.
2. Go to a concert.
There’s no greater way to de-stress than to dance around to your favorite artist and sing along at the top of your lungs. From pop to rock to indie to hip-hop, you’re sure to find a concert of your style going on in the city. (We’re in the live music capital of the world, after all!) A great way to find possible venues is to visit the city’s official music scene tab, which can be found here - http://www.austintexas.org/visit/music-scene/
3. Go to a Longhorn football game.
Experience world-class entertainment right on campus. Hang out with friends and show your school pride. A Longhorn football game is an exhilarating experience and a great way to take a break from studying on the weekend. Don’t have the “Big Ticket”? Try checking the UT Football Ticket or UT Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook pages!
4. Go to a new food stop.
If you’re a foodie like me, Austin is definitely your city. Grab a group of friends and check out awesome food trucks like Churro Co. or Burro Cheese Co., or hit up Austin’s staple restaurants like Homeslice and Hopdoddy’s.
These are just the beginning of an innumerable list of de-stressing activities. If you prioritize enjoyable, memorable activities (almost) as much as you do studying, you’re sure to leave college with a stellar GPA and a lifetime of priceless memories.