Five tips to thrive in the cold
Unlike bears, students at Augustana can’t hibernate through the winter months. There are a plethora of papers and exams while the hours of daylight dwindle. It’s easy to get depressed or discouraged, but have no fear. Here are some tips to keep in mind while battling blizzards:
1. Be like an onion and have layers
Frostbite isn’t fashionable. Wear layers and decent footwear to stay warm and dry while commuting to and from your classes. If you’re really cold then find a cuddle buddy to snuggle with.
2. Frequent the hydration station
While coffee and tea can help you stay warm and toasty don’t forget to drink lots of water. It’ll help you stay warmer and make your kidneys happy.
3. Don’t forget your beauty sleep
Keep well rested and limit pulling all-nighters to write up that term paper you left until the last minute to minimize unconsciousness during class.
4. Frolick with your friends in the flurries
The snow isn’t any excuse to hold up in your room for six months. Get your friends out in the snow for some fresh air and exercise. Build a fort or a snowman army to fend off the vicious invading deer forces of the ravine.
5. Chill out and keep your cool
When the snow comes, stress levels can skyrocket with approaching due dates for papers and exams. Prioritize your tasks and manage your time effectively to make your life a little easier. If your cuddle buddy is also your study buddy then bonus for you.
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