As a student, you are probably strapped for cash with tuition payments (hopefully you are trying to graduate debt free) and shelling out for textbooks and other school expenses.
After awhile, with all of these expenses, responsibility fatigue can compound and make you burn out, which would in turn mean that you would make poor choices or even just stop losing focus.
You need to be able to have some fun every once in awhile, even if it’s not in the budget. There are a handful of free ways to have fun, so before you completely burn out, try one of these things:
Getting outdoors is completely free, and it’s great for the mind. Fresh air and exercise is a huge stress reliever, and can fight depression. Going out for a hike, run, or walk, or even just walking to school or work from home instead of driving can be fun, free, and very beneficial.
You could also try throwing a frisbee in a park or kicking around a ball on campus.
The internet is your playground, and it is generally free if you bring your laptop to a coffee shop or on campus, and there’s so much to do online.
You can read blogs, research your favourite topic, spend time on social media or streaming shows, and playing games.
Check What is Going On in Your Community
Your community probably has many free things going on out there, and if you don’t know about them the information is easily accessible. Between festivals and conferences and events, there is usually something for everyone that is put on by the community center – sometimes you can even score some free food.
There’s this notion out there that entertainment has to be expensive, but that’s simply not the case. You can have fun for free if you know what to do and where to look. You don’t have to spend a lot to get some stress release!