Saturday, August 16, 2014

While many students are only just opening the books for their first reading assignments, finding their classes without the help of a map and schedule, and getting down their professor's names, pretty soon it will seem as though someone hit fast forward on the semester. Sometimes school days seem to drag on, but it always feels like midterms and first exams come so quickly in the year! For when feel as though you don't have a grip on your academic endeavors, we have a few tips to help you de-stress and relax. 

Get a Plant: Adding some greenery to your space can always add just the touch of brightness you need. Opt for some fresh flowers, or for a more permanent staple, try filling a planter with succulents! 

Strike a Pose: Stretch with some yoga for some time for meditation and relaxation. The stillness between shifting poses will give you a chance to refresh your mind and you'll feel invigorated in no time. 

Turn Up the Volume: Find a playlist that fits your mood. Maybe you respond well to upbeat songs when you're stressed, or perhaps you need something a little more slow and mellow. No matter your preference, check out our collection of playlists and start de-stressing! 

Get Crafty: Sometimes when you can shift your focus from what is causing you stress, it can help you feel refreshed. Using your anxious energy to create something new is incredibly rewarding. For ideas, see more DIY projects here

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Call a Friend: When you're feeling stressed out, sometimes it's best to call a friend. Whether you decide to pour your heart out, or just need a distraction, contacting a loved one can be a great way to relax. 

Take a Walk: Even a short ten minute walk can help strip away any stressful energy you may have building up. Getting some fresh air in your favorite spot is an essential for when you're not feeling your best! 

Do you have a favorite way to relax? Let us know! And don't forget to stop by our lookbook, Making the Grade, for even more back-to-school inspiration. 


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