While this time of year is supposed to full of joy and excitement, it is often one of the most stressful times of the year. As you are preparing for finals and planning all holiday activities, it is important to know how to deal with the stresses of this time of the year. Not only knowing these techniques, but practicing them will help you have a more enjoyable holiday and fresh start to the New Year!
Follow these tips and trick to your stress free Holidays:
They always say communication is key: Communicate with all family member and let them know your plans and preferences in advance. Make sure to listen to their preferences and plans as well.
Make certain your plans include your family in some way. Think of some things you have in common with them or things you enjoy doing with them and request to do those things. Include your parents in the planning and scheduling of these activities.
Discuss with your parents regarding changes, i.e. curfew. Negotiation may need to occur. (Parents’ house, parent’s rules!)
Be prepared for those endless questions from family. How was this semester? What’s your GPA? What’s your major (again)? What are you going to do with that? Have you met any new friends? What clubs have you joined? Why did you choose that one? Why? How?
Be completely prepared for the interview.
Stressed about exams and final projects due? Make a to-do list in chronological order to minimize stress.
Gift exchanges! Enjoy the present and try not to worry about what may be lacking.
Stay active and continue to eat a balanced diet.
Make time for yourself! Even when hosting guests in your house.
Keep tabs on your holiday spending. Make a budget and stick to it, no exceptions!
Learn to say no. It’s OK not to do everything.
Renew your lease at The Lofts at City Center! Reduce stress down the road and renew your lease before the holidays!
We hope your Holidays are stress free and that you have a Happy New Year!
Urban Dictionary describes Friendsgiving as, “The celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends.” This event usually takes place in lieu of; or in addition to the holiday spent with family known as “Thanksgiving” (most often celebrated a few days before the traditional Thanksgiving day). Since many students are away at college and unable to go home for the holidays, students are now sharing these holidays with their extended college family. For some, it is an excuse to have a self-induced food coma, and for others it is a last opportunity to spend time with close friends before heading home. Either way this growing holiday tradition is a great way to share a meal, have laughs, and let those close to you know how thankful you are to have them in your life!
We are now leasing for Fall 2018!! So what does that mean? This means you get the best leasing specials, the lowest rental rates and the most options when you take a look at Lofts for your housing next year! We have six different floorplans for you to choose from. Have friends you want to live with? Bring them with you and we can help you find the right floorplan for the group AND stay in your budget.
Lofts at City Center has some of the best amenities in Tuscaloosa. No other apartment community compares. Then you tack on our customer service and resident programming that proves invaluable!
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