Midterm Insanity? Think Again.
By Anna C. (NHS'18)
5 Ways to Escape Midterm Season
Pumpkin patches, crisp weather, leaves changing, but don’t forget the exams. October may be one of the most beautiful months on the Hilltop, but sadly it is also prime time for midterms as well. Remembering to maintain self-care (and our sanity) is really the only way to get through a week with 2-3 exams or papers. Here are a few of my favorite ways to do just that.
1. GET OUTSIDE
There are so many ways to enjoy the ~outdoors~ right here in the city. Don’t let those crowded streets and traffic fool you! Take a hike through Glover-Archibold park or just stroll along the Georgetown Waterfront. Take advantage of this glorious, fall weather.
2. Take a breather
Georgetown has a Meditation Center right here on campus. There is no better way to escape midterms, than to just escape your brain. Silent and guided meditations are offered throughout the week. Check out their website: https://campusministry.georgetown.edu/johnmaincenter
3. Get off campus!
Schedule a big break in your day, and take advantage of not just being outside but also what DC has to offer. Take a run to the Monuments and the National Mall. Grab the Metro to Gravelly Point, right next to Reagan National Airport to watch the planes land. Kayak on the Potomac river (while it’s still nice out!). The options are endless.
4. Give yourself a break
Did you know that you are at your most effective when you study in hour increments with short breaks between? That could be a quick chat with your friend, or a more preferable 30 minute nap or lunch break. No matter how you chose to do it, take a break from the studying. It’ll be there when you come back.