December. It’s the month to look forward to Christmas, enjoy time with your family and friends, wind down and be as cosy as you possibly can. Unless you are a student. In that case, December is filled with deadlines and exams. Oh, the fun we have. Because we all love a good list (I for sure do), I thought I would take one of these “10 things to do before Christmas” and give it a little twist… Student-edition, if you want. Enjoy!
- Have an advent calendar to count down.
Or, if you have a chocolate advent calendar, eat it all on day three when you are having a mental breakdown at 2am, thinking about all the things that needs to be done before Christmas.
- Go Christmas shopping.
Ha. Haha. With what money? You are a student, remember? (On that note, I know that presents don’t have to be expensive. It’s all for the fun, ok?)
- Visit a Christmas market.
Go straight to the stall with the mulled wine. Try and drown your sorrow in this sweet, way too hot drink. Try (and fail) to not burn your tongue.
- Build a snowman.
Yeah, like white Christmas is still a thing (at least not where I live) Thanks global warming! But because this is supposed to be about student-life: do you think I have time to build a snowman??
- Bake Cookies.
Or buy dough and eat it straight from the packaging. That counts as dinner, right?
- Snuggle on the couch.
With your laptop, three books, and a massive pile of unorganised papers. And at least a hundred post-it notes. It’s going to be romantic, I swear.
- Go ice skating.
Fall over and lay there on the cold ground, questioning the meaning of life.
- Make Christmas Morning Brunch.
Now that idea I like. Food is always a good idea. Your brain needs fuel!
- Buy a new Christmas sweater.
Wear it as much as possible. You will at least look festive and the bright colours might distract from the fifty shades of dark circles under your eyes.
- Celebrate Christmas with you family.
I’m sure they would be happy to quickly proof-read your 20-page long paper that you need to hand in after Christmas. They can do it before opening their presents. Let them feel your pain by complaining as much as you can.
As you can hopefully tell, this isn’t supposed to be serious. I know that December is a stressful month for a lot of people, not only students. But a little laughter might make it slightly better.