Live a little: take a break


Brianna Schreurs

When I find myself in times of trouble, Ferris Bueller comes to me, speaking words of wisdom:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”’

The life of a student is stressful. Obligations pile up and homework and studying seem unending.

It’s week six and life is draining from me.

At the beginning of the semester, getting to my 8 a.m. class was no issue. Now, I am always late, skipping breakfast and forgetting if I finished my assignments.

My friends are now checking in with me to ensure I eat three meals a day and get enough sleep.

We take life too seriously and base our happiness on the success of our college career. 

We think, “Once I achieve this I will be happy,” but what’s wrong with being happy now?

If you feel like you’re drowning, challenge yourself to find the time to take a break this week.

Go for a quick walk. Look at a few memes or get food with friends. Put on a face mask. Watch a good movie. My recommendation would be “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Just give yourself a break. Live a little.

Brianna Schreurs is the Digital Producer at The Collegian and can be reached at [email protected].