By the time you graduate from college, you face a lot of responsibilities. Whether it's stress in your job, family obligations, social appointments, needing to find a time to vote, getting jury summons, having to pay your credit card bills, getting your dog to the vet, learning to wash your car regularly -- there's a lot to worry about. But sometimes, you just have to focus inward and give yourself time to fill the empty cavity inside your chest that once contained your heart. Sure, it's a temporary solution and soon enough you'll have to return to the endless machine that is your life, but as long as you remember we're all specks of dust and everything is meaningless, these simple -- and money saving! -- tricks will work for you.
Whether you live in the middle of nowhere or in the midst of a big city, a fun scenic hike is never more than a car drive away. There's nothing that reminds you quite how insignificant your existence is than to see a tree or a waterfall that has been around way before you and will outlive you and your grandchildren. Extra perk! Hikes provide great backdrops for instagram pictures!
Starting off your morning with the blaring sound of an alarm clock can fill you with stress and anxiety. So go ahead, go to sleep one night and don't set an alarm. Wake up whenever you feel like it! You deserve it! And if you miss anything, just remember that death is inevitable. Quick Tip! Don't forget an eye mask to increase sleep time!
When spending quality time with yourself, it's easy to cut your time short to attend to your daily responsibilities, but when watching a sunset, you're guaranteed at least one hour of time to think about all the stupid things you've done in your life, and regret how socially awkward you can be. Fun Fact! Twilight can get cold, so don't forget a sweater!
Sure, spending $5 on a coffee drink can be excessive if you do it too often, but don't forget to treat yourself to a fancy drink now and then. You work hard for your money, so don't be afraid to spend it once in a while! Also, you can't take your money with you when you die, so might as well enjoy it now. Cool Deal! Most coffee shops have rewards programs for free drinks in the future!
It may seem cliché, but there's nothing quite as relaxing as a warm Bubble Bath. It's a great way to relieve stress and prepare you for a good night's sleep. Take a quick look at your hands — the pruning will remind you of how delicate your body, and life, is! Helpful Hint! Be sure to moisturize after, prolonged contact with water can dehydrate the skin.
Even though your phone is a pivotal part of your life, take a break from it once in a while. Do things one at a time instead of multitasking. And if you don't finish, don't worry. No one will remember you're accomplishments once you're dead. Added Bonus! Turning off your phone saves electricity, which helps the environment!
Writing can help alleviate stress you've accumulated throughout the day, and is a fun way to stretch your creative muscles. Think carefully about what you right, it might be the only thing you leave behind that will be any proof that you ever existed. Think Fast! Anything can be used to journal, even a napkin or the back of a document you no longer need!