While this time of year is supposed to be 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 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 a 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 Gateway at Tempe! Reduce stress down the road and renew your lease before the holidays!
We hope your Holidays are stress free and have a Happy New Year!
The days are getting shorter and the Netflix binges are getting longer. As the winter months are upon us, we know most days will be spent inside cuddled up on the couch. While studying for those mid-terms and finishing your favorite series, for the 3rd time, don’t forget to check out some new shows and movies that have been featured this November:
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Men in Black (1997)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Scary Movie (2000)
Silent Hill (2006)
Stranger (Season 1)
The Bittersweet (1940)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Reader (2008)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Under Arrest (Season 7)
Undercover Grandpa (2017)
Where the Day Takes You (1991)
All About the Money (2017)
It’s Not Yet Dark (2016)
Ten Percent (aka Call My Agent!) (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Alias Grace (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Eventual Salvation (2008)
The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
The Homesman (2014)
The Veil (2016)
The Dinner (2017)
Dizzy & Bop’s Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper (2009)
Fate/Apocrypha (Part 1) Netflix Original Series
Killing Ground (2016)
P. King Duckling (Season 1)
Project Mc²: Part 6 Netflix Original Series
The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
Blazing Transfer Students (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Dinotrux Supercharged (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Glitter Force Doki Doki (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Lady Dynamite (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Mea Culpa Netflix Original Movie
The Killer Netflix Original Movie
Long Time Running (2017)
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
DeRay Davis: How To Act Black Netflix Original Movie
Lockup: State Prisons (Collection 1)
A Christmas Prince Netflix Original Movie
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated
Mention of Tony Clifton Netflix Original Movie
Longmire: Final Season Netflix Original Series
Luna Petunia (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Marvel’s The Punisher Netflix Original Series
Mudbound Netflix Original Movie
Red, White, Black, Blue Odyssey (2017)
Santa Claws (2014)
Shot in the Dark (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Spirit: Riding Free (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Beat Bugs: All Together Now Netflix Original Series
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers Netflix Original Standup Special
Saving Capitalism Netflix Original Documentary
The Case for Christ (2017)
Cherry Pop (2017)
Godless Netflix Original Series
The Boss Baby (2017)
She’s Gotta Have It (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Cuba and the Cameraman Netflix Original Documentary
Frontier (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
The Many Faces of Ito (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Broadchurch (Season 3)
Darkness Rising (2017)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 7 Part 2)
Glitch (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Good Morning Call (Season 2) Netflix Original Series