“I’m pretty much just a corpse at this point.”
I cannot fully express how many times I’ve said those words in the past few weeks, or how many times the response has been:
Every time someone says “How’s it goin?” the collective response has been:
“Terrible. Everything is awful. Midterms suck. This is the worst.” (Or at least something to that effect.)
It seems like as a student body we’ve officially gone past the “I’m fine. Just tired.” lie and have moved into complete honesty. A large percentage of us are stressed out, malnourished, sleep deprived, and drowning in homework.
But never fear! Shia LaBeouf is here!
With midterms season coming to a close we’re bringing you the Women’s Center Motivational Roundup to help get you back into the swing of things between now and finals. Here is a collection of pictures, videos, and memes that motivate us for a variety of reasons. These might not motivate you as much as they motivate us, but it’s worth a try.
“He makes me feel like I can do absolutely anything. I’m never more motivated to push through a project than I am after watching this video.”
-Megan Tagle Adams
“They make me feel warm and fuzzy inside and remind me that I am a round, fuzzy ball of cute and I can TOTALLY DO THIS.” – Dan Willey
If you’re looking for some more tangible ways to deal with stress UMBC is definitely a good place to find resources. The Counseling Center on campus located across from Erickson Hall has individual counseling and workshops on stress management. They also have The Mind Spa which offers aroma therapy, biofeedback video games, and light therapy, among other services.
As always, self-care should be high on your list of priorities and the Women’s Center can serve as a place to kick back and relax or just take a break from the library. We also have a meditation room and a quiet study space outside of the lounge.
Take care of yourself this semester. We know it’s hard right now, but just do your best.
As a wise man once said:
“Sometimes in life you’re gonna start slow. That’s okay.” – Apollos Hester
But a wiser woman also said:
“If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” – Ann Richards