We’ve all been there. All of the sudden you have a rough week at school and the only thing left in the fridge is a jar of mayo. Exams are stressful, and sometimes when you get home from a long day of studying the last thing you want to do is make food and do the dishes afterwards. Here are six easy (and surprising) things you can prepare in advance and freeze so you’re ready to go for exam season. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again. With classes coming to an end, finishing up final assignments, doing in-class exams and finals, having a quiet and comfortable place to study is crucial. [Read more…]
When I was in grade 11, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means I worry irrationally about anything and everything. While I’ve learned how to cope with my illness and understand how it affects me, it doesn’t make school any easier. And when it comes to exam season, my anxiety can turn an already stressful situation into a nightmare. [Read more…]
No one likes all-nighters. They’re stressful, cause you to rush through your studying or assignments, and make you lose valuable sleep that you need in order to function properly the next day. While sometimes unavoidable, if you plan out your time properly and effectively you won’t have to pull one ever again! Here are a few tips to help you avoid the dreaded all-nighter all together.
When I got to university I thought I had to join every club, sit on every council, get perfect grades, make money, and be fit/healthy/perfect. As a result, every year I’ve been overextending myself and not really doing anything well. I don’t know how to say no, and I end up exhausted and overwhelmed. [Read more…]
Whether you’re in first year or fourth, university can be a little intimidating. This is especially true if you’re introverted. Maybe the crowds of people walking to and from classes aren’t for you, or the long lineup at Tim’s during peak times make you feel nauseous, or perhaps you’re worried about how you’ll make friends. As an introvert myself, I feel you. So here are my top ways to crack your shell and venture out into the “real world.” [Read more…]
Have you opened your T-shirt drawer to find a jumbled mess of random clothing, a single shoe, and last semester’s psych notes? This described my dorm room closet for 90% of my first year. Organizing such a small space can be a challenge for many people, and we don’t always have the time or energy to do a deep clean. But a clean room can boost your productivity, improve your mood, and keep you healthy. Here are a few tricks I use to keep my room looking (mostly) clean! [Read more…]
Exam season is officially here! Whether you like it or not, it’s time to get your books out and your brains in gear. While exams can be incredibly stressful, if you put your head down and prepare properly you’ll make it through. Here are 8 things you need to know to help you get through one of the most stressful times of the year (so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off). If it’s your first time writing exams at Dal, take note.
If you’re from out of town, it’s always great when you have friends or family come visit—especially if it’s your parents who are down to pamper you after not seeing you for so long. Make the most out of your time together by showing them why you love it here so much! Here are some recommendations, most of which I did when my dad came to visit from Toronto. [Read more…]
So you’re staying put for Study Break. No tropical beaches for you. While there are plenty of great things to do in town during the week, it’s also the perfect opportunity to catch up/get ahead on school and life. Don’t worry, if you plan your week out right, you’ll still have plenty of time to watch Netflix and go out with friends. [Read more…]