Its Week 9, and you have had no idea how you managed to survive these last few weeks. You’ve seen the weeks evolve from the carefree Weeks 1, 2,3 to the “OMG WHAT IS GOING ON” 456789. You may have already survived hell week, or perhaps, your hell week/month has only just begun. To the freshmen, a big hearty congratulations from me for having made it this far. Even the most veteran of us have been battered by the storm,
That said, how do we now move forward to conquer the remaining flood of presentations, essays, research papers, reports and finals that are hurtling our way in our last few laps of this longer than 2.4 race? Here are some of my tips that have gotten me through thus far, although following them is strictly at your own discretion:
I know this sounds extremely counter-intuitive right now, but nothing is better than a big ole blubber to make yourself feel better. I pretty much spent my entire first year crying my eyeballs out at least once a month. Also, this is healthier than alcoholism.
- Talk to a confident
Find someone trustworthy and who’d anchor you in the midst of all these craziness. Offer a listening ear to your friends as well. However, if you feel like you need professional help, please do not hesitate to find the pastoral care officer for your faculty. Alternatively, dig out the UHC emails from your clutter folder and take a look at the talks they offer, or book an appointment with them.
Who said Freshmen 15 was just for freshmen?
- Roll down the slope at Town Green.
Do not ask why. Just know that it works. And then marvel at how NUS upside down kinda looks like SUN.
- Be the smart person out of your clique that sleeps. AT HUMAN HOURS.
Do I even need to explain this?
- Sign up for random mailers that make you feel better
While on one hand you’re just increasing the number of emails you get, the inspirational and cute ones really do make you feel better. At least, it works for me. I currently follow at least 10 golden retriever accounts on Instagram, am on the Buzzfeed Dog A Day mailer, and I also get inspirational emails from the Universe (Look up TUT- A Note from the Universe)*Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by any of them to promote this
So there you have it, 6 tips from me that will hopefully power you through the next 2 months. Damn if we all need it badly.