How to Make the Most of November

With school getting back into the swing of things and finals steadily approaching, you may feel like you are on the brink of imploding this November. But don’t worry, I’ve compiled a list of five things that can help make this dreadful month a little less stressful and a lot more fun.

Whether you’re a guy or girl, this is the perfect time to put away those razors and get ready to participate in No-shave November. Ladies, there is no longer a need to shave your legs. Throw on a pair of long pants and let it grow. Gents, don’t be afraid to show off your masculinity and grow a beard or mustache, if you can. All this extra hair might even keep you a little warmer with all the cold weather approaching.

Don’t want to release your hairy inner beast? That’s okay. There are other ways to express yourself. One of which is writing, which you can totally do this November because it’s National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and actually do something productive with your life. Get out your typewriters, laptops, and pencils because you still have 50,000 words to go.

Of course, not all of us have the time or patience to write an entire novel in one month, but that doesn’t mean you have to waste all your energy on Netflix and Tumblr. Instead, you can get a head start on studying for the most stressful thing of all… finals. This year, don’t put it all off until the last minute. Stop procrastinating and start making flashcards.

From studying comes stress. That’s why it’s important to take breaks and have some fun. And what better way to do that than by seeing this year’s production of Grease? You can see the show on November 6-8 and 13-15. It’s sure to be electrifying!

You better shape up, because the holiday season is coming and guess who’s already checked his list twice. Get into the holiday spirit early this year. After all, ‘tis almost the season to be merry, so why not do some good deeds or get started on your holiday shopping?

In the end, there is no denying it. November is and always has been a pretty lousy month, but if you take the time and effort, you might just be able to break free of the mediocrity and monotony that have inexplicably become a part of it and actually have a little fun.

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