Now that your dorm room is set up and your social life is rolling, you need to haul yourself through the term. The problems, calculus and otherwise, are stacking up and you want to spend your precious time studying or partying – not cleaning or cooking.
Problem: You’re a Slob
Long-lost Doritos bags are crumpled in the corner, whatever’s in your dorm fridge has sprouted limbs and is planning a hostile takeover, and you aren’t sure if your socks have been washed since you got here.
Solution: Hire a cleaner for an hour or two, hit the library and when you come home your dorm room will be sparkling and your socks will have the unfamiliar scent of laundry detergent.
Problem: Mom Makes the Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese and You Miss It
Cafeteria food is great for stocking your stomach with Lucky Charms but less amazing when it comes to the home-cooked meals. You just might die – melodramatically and with great fanfare – if you don’t get something that smells and tastes like home.
Solution: Get a personal chef for an evening. It’s even better than mom because personal chefs will make anything you want.
Problem: Midterms are Stressful and Your Shoulders Hurt
Hunching over your laptop in bed. Hunching over books in the library. Hunching over the notes you’re copying from the hot girl in English Lit. None of these things are good for the knots that are starting to creep through your back.
Solution: Find a masseuse. Get someone to beat out the tension in your neck, shoulders and back and life automatically gets better.
Problem: Calculus Still Doesn’t Make Any Sense
It didn’t make sense last week, it doesn’t make sense this week, and finals are creeping ever closer. Stressing out and begging the TA for extra help isn’t doing much good.
Solution: Hire a brilliant math tutor. Tutors are patient and adept at getting students through tough classes. This may be the best thing you do for yourself and your stress levels all year.
Could you use some help for any challenges this semester?