It’s just that my body doesn’t seem to love it as much as my taste buds do (hello pimples) so I’ve had to find other ways to deal with the stress that always seems to rear it’s ugly head around this time every semester.
And since exams start in a little over a week (eeeek!) there’s no better time to de-stress than now!
These 3 little things I love doing to help me get back to being a somewhat-normal person aren’t the only 3 things I do to de-stress, but they’re 3 things I do that don’t really take much effort to add into my routine (and they’re all free too!)
Here they are:
So I’m a little obsessed with the sound of rain.
I don’t know if it’s because I live in Brisbane and it barely ever rains here or if I’m just a little weird, but I always listen to Rainy Mood whenever I’m doing anything on my laptop.
I am so obsessed with this website that I still listen to it even when it’s actually raining outside.
I mean, I do feel a little weird when I do that and I know that’s probably a little too far but it’s just so good. As I said, I am obsessed (I’m listening to it as I type this) and for whatever reason it always helps me feel super zen.
Besides listening to Rainy Mood, whenever I’m on my laptop (which is where I spend most of exam block) I always listen to music. It just really helps to put me in a good mood and makes me feel a little more care-free.
My absolute favourite thing to do while I’m studying is to listen to the ‘discover weekly’ playlist on Spotify whilst also listening to RainyMood and drinking a hot cup of tea.
The combination of rain and music and tea just puts me in the most productive mood and I just feel so cozy and calm and like everything is going to be ok.
My favourite thing about listening to podcasts is that they help me put things back into perspective so quickly.
I listen to a lot of podcasts (like The School of Greatness and Entrepreneur on Fire) because for whatever reason I just LOVE hearing about how other people overcame obstacles in their life. Listening to someone else’s success story always makes me (a) realise what I’m stressing about isn’t really that important or (b) gets me super inspired and gives me push to keep going.
Chances are, if you’re reading a blog like this you’re probably into that kind of stuff too so I seriously recommend checking those podcasts out if you haven’t already (I already know a few of you have!)
Update: I’ve created a list of the 10 best podcasts for millennials – you can read it here.
So there they are – 3 of my favourite ways to try to remain somewhat-normal during exams.
What do you think?
What’s your favourite way to de-stress? And am I the only one who is obsessed with the sound of rain?
Don’t forget that comments are always appreciated – I’d LOVE to hear from you!