To take a break, think like a kid
As a college student, I can remember numerous times where I felt overworked, physically and mentally exhausted, irritable, and low.
There are a lot of chances for stress to catch you by surprise. With everything we balance, I bet most of college students could become professional jugglers if the job search doesn’t work out so well this year. All jokes aside, just thinking about the future can be tough.
That’s why it’s inevitable for everyone to have some type of escape, and I was just reminded of one the other day as I sat in The Towerlight office with Video Producer Shamus Kelley. I rarely have time to sit and watch television, but I found time on Saturday morning to watch the “Legend of Korra,” a spin off series of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar.” I wasn’t a huge “Avatar” fan, but the show gave me a sense of nostalgia, reminding me of all the other shows I used to watch.
So in between my homework and newspaper duties, I sat for an hour and decided to reclaim my childhood. For the first 30 minutes I found myself rocking out to old Pokémon songs.
For the next 20 minutes, I watched an old episode of the Rugrats. And the last 10 minutes, I watched my infamous Black and White Pokémon battle with Arts and Life Editor Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, in which I made a miraculous comeback. #IMTHEMASTER
After that little break, I felt refreshed. Even if it was just for that one hour, I didn’t have to think about that group project I have to due next week or where will I be in a few months. Eventually, you’ll have to go back to what some call the doom and gloom of the future. That’s reality. But the blisses of your childhood aren’t going anywhere, so it’s OK to bring them out every once in a while.
They’ll be tucked right in that small crevice of your mind behind an image of your professor lecturing you and those 10 blank pages waiting for you to write a report.
And since I can’t think of a better way to end this, I’ll recite the words of my favorite song as a kid, “2BA Master,” which I know I’ll keep to heart as I graduate in May.
“I will be writing a brand new chapter … I will be striving to be the greatest [I can be] …”