Nowadays, it sometimes feels as though the earth is crumbling beneath you.
With so much uncertainty from a lingering, polarizing election, an ever-present pandemic and the constant grind of school work, it sometimes feels as though we can never catch a break.
Election Day is only two days away. While the political status of our country has incited anxiety among many, we will get through this. No matter the outcome, do your part to be kind, welcoming and open-minded.
Don’t stop being politically involved once Nov. 4 rolls around. Continue to fight for the things you care about, engage in dialogue and do what you can with the resources at your fingertips.
But don’t let it control you. Know there is only so much within our power. If things are out of our hands, they are out of our hands. Do what you can, but know when to not waste your efforts.
Know that being frustrated with the everlasting pandemic is normal — this is not how we want to see our college experiences play out. Be angry, be sad and know you are not alone.
There will be better days ahead and we will be stronger as a collective for getting through it.
Capitalize on the things that you can. Celebrate your friend’s birthday with a smaller group than usual, but make it the most fun birthday they’ve ever had. Instead of going out, take a cozy night in, snuggle on the couch and watch your favorite rom-com. Appreciate the rainy day when trekking across campus would be miserable, and take your Zoom class from bed instead.
Making time for yourself to take a deep breath and do the things that make you happy is more important now than ever and knowing when you need a break.
Take a night and binge watch your favorite show, bake brownies with your friends, unplug your phone, turn off the news and spend the night doing silly Tik Tok dances.
Do what makes you feel good. Do what you can to make the most of a shitty situation.
Check in with yourself, we got this.
The Fit Editors
Ariana Dimitrakis, Annalise Kelloff, Emily Cooper, Gabi Falk, Julia DiRubbo and Shana Lichaw