5 Ways to #BeatTheBoredom

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We all know the same daily routine can become very boring. Once school starts, it’s easy to fall into a “class, study, sleep, repeat” routine. It’s important to remember to try to break up your routine, especially if you’re reading those boring textbooks from eCampus.com, or else you’ll just burn yourself out. Here’s my quick list of five ways to #BeatTheBoredom this semester:

1. Join an Intramural Team.
This is a fun way for you and your friends to do something active together. It doesn’t have to be a sport you’re all superstars at; many schools offer leagues for softball, basketball or dodgeball, plus a whole lot more! Intramural teams are also a great way to meet new people if you’re new to campus or just looking for some new faces.

2. Get a Job.
Although working may not be what you want to do in your time off school, working a part-time job allows you to earn yourself spending money. I’ve also found that having a job and going to school forces me to have better time management.

3. Make a Workout Routine.
Of course this is great for your health, but it’s also a great way to de-stress. Did awful on your test? Go for a run at the Rec Center, and I guarantee you’ll feel better after. You can also get your friends in to make working out more fun.

4. Go Greek.
I personally do not belong to any Greek organization, but I know plenty of people who do and they love it! Joining a sorority or fraternity definitely introduces you to new people. There are also service fraternities or sororities, as well as ones related to different majors. Attending weekly chapter meetings and different events is an easy way to break up your routine. Find out if Greek Life is right for you.

5. Join an Organization.
I joined a registered student organization (RSO) my first year at ISU. I am a member of my school’s PRSSA chapter, and I absolutely love it! I’m exposed to so many professional opportunities that I wouldn’t get in a classroom. There are numerous student organizations that exist that relate to majors. I know there are also many fun ones at my school like the Quidditch Club or Hot Sauce Club. I guarantee there is at least one RSO that relates to your interests. It’s just a matter of deciding what you want to do!

 

Have any other suggestions for beating the boredom? Please share!

Cassidy Obis

About Cassidy Obis

Cassidy is a junior at Illinois State University. She is a public relations major with an interest in the psychological aspects of communication. She loves cooking, reading, writing, and aspires to travel the world.

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