Frigid mornings. Icy windshields. Wet socks. Dark afternoons. We are in the throes of winter and the assignments are starting to roll in. Our break seemed too short and personally, I’m still tired from fall finals. There are ways, however, to boost your mood and your motivation levels throughout the Winter semester. While there will certainly be challenges, a positive attitude can help you make it through the rough spots. Here are some tips to stay positive.
If you ever feel that your negative emotions are stopping you from living the life you want to live, you can talk to someone for free at EMU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Students can talk with a counselor twelve times a year. If you would rather see someone off campus, you can go to Corner Health in downtown Ypsilanti.
Finally, read this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley to develop an even greater appreciation for the beauty of winter.