Posted by Carolyn Pippen on Friday, December 20, 2013
For a high school senior in the middle of the college application process, winter break might not seem like that much of a break. Between submitting your applications, trying to stay in touch with teachers and counselors, recovering from finals, and preparing for the spring semester, some of you might feel just a tad stressed out.
Trust me when I say that I understand, and I’ve been there. Although I know the stress won’t truly end until the fat lady sings, there are plenty of ways to spend the coming weeks that will allow you to feel both productive and refreshed for the new year.
And so I would like to present my best suggestions for 14 Things to Accomplish before 2014:
Find something that relaxes you. This one is intentionally vague – for some of us, it’s yoga or Pilates or going for a long run. For others, it’s video games or cooking or playing fetch with the family dog. Whatever you do that allows your mind to relax and recharge, do it.
Of course this list is by no means exhaustive. If you have suggestions to add, please leave them in the comments below. And from all of us at the OUA, have a wonderful winter break!
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