I’ll admit, it’s hard not to fall into the “mid-February blues”. With the dreary weather, college acceptance letters anticipation, and constant talks about the future, all any high school senior feels at the moment is stress. Not to mention, all of the “fun” things about being a senior feels months away. (Prom… Grad Nite…. Graduation!) So here’s some things I’m telling myself to beat these blues and enjoy the rest of February.
- Spend time with your friends.
When I’m stressed out or feeling a bit moody, I tend to distance myself away from my friends. I lock myself in my room and basically let my own stress and obligations pile up. But, that’s exactly what you shouldn’t do. It’s important to still have a social life, despite all of the anticipation or anxiety you may be feeling. After all, in a few months everything will change and this feeling of uncertainty will fade. By the time graduation rolls around, you’ll miss hanging out with your friends all the time. You should appreciate the people around you, while you’re still all together!
- Distract yourself.
Whether it’s daydreaming, writing, or creating art, focusing on something else other than what’s causing your bad vibes, can be a lifesaver. Take some time to lose yourself in something that doesn’t leave you feeling unmotivated or stressed out! When I’m feeling uninspired, I like to create collages or write in my journal. Even just listening to music and drawing for a few minutes, may help bring you back into a clearer and more focused state of mind.
- Remember what you’re working for and never lose sight of your goals and passions.
The best way to ease your anticipation and motivate yourself is to constantly remind yourself of what you’re working towards. You gotta inspire yourself and keep your goals in mind! One day, your dream life may be your reality! It’s easy to feel defeated and allow life to push you down now, but you have to work through it, especially when you feel the stress and anxiety getting to you. In other words, this uncomfortable period of time will eventually pass, and remaining hopeful for the future will help get you through it.
I know this post isn’t really about anything fun, but I hope it was helpful! I know a lot of seniors can relate to how I’m feeling at the moment, so I figured a little pep talk could help get us through it. 🙂
P.S. I’m also feeling pretty sick right now, which is why I named this post “the mid-feb blues”.. lol.