While this time of year is often filled with joy and excitement, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. As you are preparing for finals and planning your holiday activities, whether it’s a trip home or staying put, learning how to deal with these stresses will help you have a more enjoyable holiday.
Here are some tips to help reduce stress this holiday season:
Let your family know about your plans and preferences for the holiday before you arrive home. Listen to their preferences and plans as well.
Make certain your plans include your family in some way. Think of some things you have in common with them or things you enjoy doing with them and request to do those things. Include your parents in the planning and scheduling of these activities.
Discuss with your parents regarding changes, i.e. curfew. Negotiation may need to occur.
Be prepared for the endless questions from family. How was this semester for you? What’s your GPA? What’s your major again? What are you going to do with that? Have you met any new friends? What clubs have you joined? Why did you choose that one? There are literally infinite questions that your parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and just about everybody else in your family can and will ask. Be completely prepared to feel like you’re being interviewed for a job based on how well this semester went.
Have a lot of tasks to complete? Make a to-do list in chronological order to minimize stress.
Gift exchanges! Enjoy the present and try not to worry about what may be lacking.
Stay active and continue to eat a balanced diet.
Make time for yourself and your needs, even when hosting guests in your house.
Keep tabs on your holiday spending. Make a budget and stick to it, no exceptions.
Learn to say no. It’s OK not to do everything.
Renew your lease! Reduce stress down the road and renew your lease before the holidays!
With the start of November we experience cooler weather and the end of days filled with enjoying outdoor activities in the hot sunshine. We also know that both College mid-terms and Holiday break’s are upon us which means study groups and late night cram sessions become a way of life. It is important to take breaks between all of this though to let your brain have some much needed R&R. Below is a list of all new movies & television shows coming to Netflix and Hulu in the month of November.
Here is what’s coming to Netflix in November:
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Men in Black (1997)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Scary Movie (2000)
Silent Hill (2006)
Stranger (Season 1)
The Bittersweet (1940)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Reader (2008)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Under Arrest (Season 7)
Undercover Grandpa (2017)
Where the Day Takes You (1991)
All About the Money (2017)
It’s Not Yet Dark (2016)
Ten Percent (aka Call My Agent!) (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Alias Grace (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Eventual Salvation (2008)
The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
The Homesman (2014)
The Veil (2016)
The Dinner (2017)
Dizzy & Bop’s Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper (2009)
Fate/Apocrypha (Part 1) Netflix Original Series
Killing Ground (2016)
P. King Duckling (Season 1)
Project Mc²: Part 6 Netflix Original Series
The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
Blazing Transfer Students (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Dinotrux Supercharged (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Glitter Force Doki Doki (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Lady Dynamite (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Mea Culpa Netflix Original Movie
The Killer Netflix Original Movie
Long Time Running (2017)
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
DeRay Davis: How To Act Black Netflix Original Movie
Lockup: State Prisons (Collection 1)
A Christmas Prince Netflix Original Movie
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated
Mention of Tony Clifton Netflix Original Movie
Longmire: Final Season Netflix Original Series
Luna Petunia (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Marvel’s The Punisher Netflix Original Series
Mudbound Netflix Original Movie
Red, White, Black, Blue Odyssey (2017)
Santa Claws (2014)
Shot in the Dark (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Spirit: Riding Free (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Beat Bugs: All Together Now Netflix Original Series
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers Netflix Original Standup Special
Saving Capitalism Netflix Original Documentary
The Case for Christ (2017)
Cherry Pop (2017)
Godless Netflix Original Series
The Boss Baby (2017)
She’s Gotta Have It (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Cuba and the Cameraman Netflix Original Documentary
Frontier (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
The Many Faces of Ito (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Broadchurch (Season 3)
Darkness Rising (2017)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 7 Part 2)
Glitch (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Good Morning Call (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
October is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature and the holiday season is just getting started.
So how do you celebrate the month of October? Need some inspiration on how to make this month all it is cracked up to be? Check out our list of activities to try out in October!
Carve or Paint a Pumpkin! - Grab a group of friends, take a break from schoolwork, and get creative! Download free printable templates from online.
Decorate your Doors - Share you Halloween spirit with your neighbors by decorating your front door. If you want to get more value for your money, buy things that will last for future Halloweens.
Dress Up For Halloween - No matter what you choose to be for Halloween, it will be better than not dressing up! Whether you want to be a one person show, or you want to do group costumes, your choices are unlimited.
Do Fun Costume Makeup - Makeup is daily routine for many people, but on Halloween it means we let loose and get creative with it.
Watch Halloween Movies - Make a list of the Halloween movies you want to watch each night of October, or search your streaming device for Halloween related movies and add them to your watch list.
Make a Halloween Playlist - From soundtracks of your favorite Halloween flicks to modern music, there is so much to choose from when it comes to a festive mix. Songs you must include are the Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbusters, The Addams Family theme song, and This is Halloween!
Host a Costume Party or Attend One - Seeing what people look like dressed up, can be the best part of Halloween!
Do Something Thrilling - Go to Halloween Horror Nights, a local Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, or even a Ghost Tour.
Buy Fall Candles and/or Air Scents - Make your room, entire apartment, or car smell like the season itself! Many places have holiday sales going on.
Make Holiday Treats – Pumpkin flavored everything! Try out some holiday favorites like pumpkin bread and caramel apples.
We hope you have a Spook-tacular October and find time to try out all the fun activities on this list! Don’t forget to contact the Leasing Office to ask about saving money on next year’s lease by renewing early!