Squirrels are out, frollicking adorably. Fast forward five months later and Kent looks like a post-apocalyptic, ice age, ghost town. Where did everyone go? How is there this much snow? Did Kent get moved to Canada? And where did the squirrels go? If winter bums you out, or if you just get bored from being inside so much, fear not.
I have slightly more experienced advice to give you: Go to the Gym. Most of my winter means sitting around, doing nothing, and honestly, that can get so boring. You all know what I mean. Even going to the gym for a half hour can get your blood flowing and give you some energy.
Plus, an excuse for more Netflix later. Try tea instead of coffee. This made a huge difference for me. While it can be fun What did I do 3 hours ago?
So wean yourself off coffee like the little crack addict you are and marvel at the results. Because when you do that, you want to eat everything. Seek help if you need it. Kent State puts on great speed dating events and giving a try at Tinder can be fun approach with caution. Invest in some adult coloring books or knitting and have some relaxation methods for all your winter downtime.
Try a new series on Netflix. Speaking of ways to avoid Kentarctica, I see you over there. Anyway, give a new movie a try or start watching a new series. Work in lively places. Like I said, being in your room for 20 hours a day can drain you. If you can brave the walk, a busy atmosphere can help you feel a little more lively and productive.
Also, see my personal drink recommendations below in case you pass a coffee shop along the way. Frozen Salted Caramel Latte Join a fun club. Not all clubs have to be resume boosters. Try something fun to get you out. We have a Supernatural Club, TV2, and fencing. Plus, non-academic clubs are a great break from homework.
Try baking or a cook-off. So grab some friends, some ingredients from Eastway, and bring me some cupcakes. Go pet cats in Akron. Consider adopting a dorm cat or fish, you coward. I adopted the most purrfect little girl and kept her in my dorm for three days last semester before my parents took her home at break.
Understand that you deserve a break. Personally, when I feel caged in my room, I go ham on homework and stress out until I cry uncontrollably over a pint of ice cream. Sometimes, if you take a step back, you will realize that you genuinely do deserve a break.