The Ridge brings you our second instalment of The Ridge Insider, a series of glimpses into the lives of those in the NUS community.
Finals – the end is near in sight. Amidst the crazy amount of notes we now have to navigate 24/7, we hope that NUS students are able to find some time to relax during your examination preparations. Remember not to be too hard on yourself during this crucial period!
Centred on this month’s theme, Breathe, we find out from our own writers about what they do to de-stress during this hectic month of revision.
Hang on tight everyone, December (a.k.a holidays!) is almost here!
Chia Soong Ming, Entertainment Desk Writer
Five years ago, my group of friends pitched in between 30 to 70 dollars per person to buy a tabletop game each. We bring our own games along for entertainment during gatherings in lieu of pricey movies or events. These mobile, convenient and free hang out sessions are a great way to chill out with good friends, including and especially for times where we need a break from overwhelming stress!
Heng Hui Ting, News Desk Writer
I de-stress by talking it out with my friends – it’s comforting to know you’re not alone!
Claire Chan, Creative Desk Writer
This November, I have been busy, and I have found rest. I rested in the the moments of coffee-drinking, lip-syncing (to various musical numbers), people-watching, and trading some cherished time for sleep with daydreaming. Time quickens when one is busy with only being busy but slows down when one is busy with adequate pockets of rest.
Aron Goh, Features Desk Writer
I really hate getting stressed out so when I do, I distract myself instantly with a cartoon. Something lighthearted, fun, and superhero themed. Cartoons really help me to de-stress because it reminds me of much simpler times, like when I was five and never had to worry about an assignment.
Kirstin Sow, Lifestyle Desk Writer
Zhou Jia Jia, Wired Desk Writer
I fragment the things I need to do into a long checklist and give myself a reward for every item I check off the list. I reward myself with anything that fits my mood at that time; listen to a song, play a song, food etc.