Finals are right around the corner, which means the rat race is on. Sometimes I just need to pause, and remind myself that balance is the key to my success. Finding that balance may seem like a huge task at first, but it can be as simple as saying no. Say no to going to Mr. Purple on a Monday night. Say no to pulling an all nighter on the assignment that isn’t due for two weeks. Say no to binging on the new season of Dear White People while you eat a second chocolate lava cake. Although it didn’t work for the war on drugs, it works wonders for creating balance in your life: Just Say No!
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