Fall is coming, and although we’d all love to laugh at the obvious Game of Thrones meme here, we both know that fall isn’t just Sean Bean deaths and sexy fantasy stories. Fall is stressful; science proves that as beach visits drop, blood pressure rises (along with violent urges). So, here are five ways to prepare yourself for the quickly approaching stresses of September without hurting anyone.
Don’t stress out
Don’t think about how much you’ll have to do, such as work, going to school, finding romance or a purpose in life–JUST DON’T THINK ABOUT IT DO YOU HEAR ME???
Find solitude by creating routine
Schedule specific times next month to silently weep and mourn for the loss of the sun (and your freedom).
Maybe you’ve always wanted to live in the Game of Thrones universe, so now you can! Head to your local costume shop and pick up your attire. Practise your lines and wield your sword; if you’re convincing enough you will probably be picked up by an institution that offers free rent and food. Score!
Focus on the positives
Remember, Pumpkin Spice Lattes will return soon. If worshiping Pumpkin Spice Lattes is what gets you through, that’s okay.
Repress your feelings
Shove your sadness into an emotional black hole where nothing can escape. Use the extra time to get good grades and a high-paying job so you can pay someone later to help your through it.