It’s a widely held belief that senior year is the easiest year for high schoolers. They get the best parking spots and get to eat lunch off campus. Well this year almost none of these are true since a quarter of the parking lots were removed, lunch is 25 minutes, and the whole idea of laziness being a trait unique to seniors is a joke. Seniors are facing the transition from high school to college, one of the most jarring experiences people have.
So for all the students, mostly seniors, having a hard time dealing with stress, here are some tips and tricks for you.
"I cry every night. Ice cream and cookie dough solve everything though."
3. Have a support system. Having people to pick you up or help you write an essay will lift your spirits and make the whole process loads easier.
4. It’s really ok to cry. It's not like your tears will write an essay, but you’ll probably feel better. “I cry every night. Ice cream and cookie dough solve everything though,” said McKenna Grover.
5. Hang out with people. Just because you feel all doom and gloom doesn't mean that the whole world is horrible. You gotta go hang out with buds to get your mind off the crippling anxiety. “Talk to your mom and take time to not think about school. Just read for an entire day and don't care,” said McKenna Grover.
6. Join a club / get a hobby. Join Multicultural. Join Key Club. Start knitting. Try macrame. It all looks good on applications and you can make yourself a new cozy scarf.
7. You could exercise. Get in nature. When asked on how he handles stress, Hunter Goring said, “Alcohol. Lol just kidding I run. Gotta get them endorphins going.”
8. Sleep. Your issues won't disappear but you’ll feel more rested to face them. Or you’ll wake up and panic about how you could have used your time better, so be wary of this option.
9. Clean. Just because your life is a mess doesn't mean that your room needs to be one too. You may even feel more motivated to get stuff done.
10. Be productive with your procrastination. If you have absolutely no motivation to do anything related to college, do something else useful. You have math homework? Do that instead.
11. Gain perspective. Listen, people tell you that this is the most important time of your life. That may be true, but it also may not be: there are better times on the horizon!
Seniors, please don't forget to take some time to yourself to calm down and recuperate. I have absolute faith that you’ll get through this part of the year, and as Hunter once said “Treat yo' self.”