For most of us, it’s the first week back from the Easter/Passover break, which, while relaxing, can also be stressful. Some of us found that being home for the holidays has its ups and downs, such as being able to eat yummy home cookin’ but also having to deal with our mom asking us to help her edit her Facebook profile (which reminded me to delete those suggestive pictures from last year’s Halloween party before I got an angry phone call from her). For others of us, this break was a time to meet our new boyfriend’s parents for the first time (and worry about making a good impression).
All that stress has probably caused you to break out, which only causes you to stress more about the nasty bumps on your face and find a way to get rid of them—which doesn’t exist for that pesky mutant acne that’s everywhere now.
I know all this makes you feel like crying, but before you run out and rent some guaranteed tear jerkers and sit at home all weekend watching them while eating a whole tub of Häagen-Dazs®, think about all the great stuff that happened this week that’s sure to cheer you up.
Instead of crying, call up everyone you know and go out tonight! If you think you have nothing to wear, maybe you can dress up that black T-shirt hanging in the back of your closet in a new way. Or grab your girlfriends for a shopping trip to spend your tax refund! You could splurge on a great new tote, or get more for your money with cute new stuff from Target.
Still feel like staying in? At least do something that will perk you up. Search the internet for some great new music, make a bet to lose weight before summer officially hits, or laugh at some hilarious Yahoo! Answers questions. The semester coming to an end and papers and final exams looming in the not-so-distant future can only add to the stress you’re already feeling. But cheer up: summer’s almost here!