Ah, April at U of T: The pitter-patter of rain on the windows, those beautiful spring days in between that dreaded April snow, and of course, the low murmur of thousands of students who are currently reviewing a semester’s worth of notes for finals. This year, the exam gods have blessed me with one final exam (don’t hate me, please) albeit on almost the last day of finals.
After what I like to refer to as “The Week That Tested My Commitment To My Entire Undergraduate Degree,” I came out on the other side feeling pretty good! I completed a high quality of work, while letting out my stress in healthy ways. Since some of my other commitments have been winding down as well, I have something that I haven’t experienced in a while: Free time.
I wanted to relax, but I realized that I DON’T KNOW HOW. Unfortunately the Wiki-How article Google directed me to did not help either. Now don’t get me wrong, all the work I’ve committed to this year hasn’t been a chore at all. I have fun and I’m always learning, but it’s not relaxing. So I took this rare opportunity as a challenge and decided to find some activities to relax with:
Friend time – Trying to have friend time when you’re the only one who isn’t frantically studying for exams is a tricky task. I coped by offering moral support when needed, and slyly using “study dates” as a guise to socialize with my friends *evil laughter*
Spring cleaning – Before you scoff, HEAR ME OUT. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the transformation from messy to clean in my room or on my desk. Maybe I’m also a little strange because I like to clean things to relieve stress, but that’s just me.
Food. Always food – I finally got a chance to get back on the foodie trail and return to some of my favourite restaurants. Happy tears all around.
SLEEP <3 – Honestly, I get more than anybody that it’s hard to get everything done on time without sacrificing some sleep. So the number one thing I did to relax was catch up on some well-deserved sleep.
What are your suggestions on how to chill U of T? Let me know down in the comments or on Twitter at @Api_UofT!