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I’ve been to my share of parties and the truth is: partying can be stressful if you have other commitments and pressures you need to deal with first. They can dampen your mood and cause you anxiety which is why I opt out whenever possible. Often a part of me worries about missing out on great times with friends but the other part worries about not getting my work done if I do go. However, this will always be a challenge trying to choose to go out or get work done.
There are times when I push my work aside and hang out with my friends at a party just to have fun. Sometimes, I need that environment to reduce my stress. Generally though, I know I’ll enjoy myself most only after I’ve handed in my assignments, without worrying about looming deadlines and 8 am exams on the following day.
Here are some great questions to ask yourself so you know when to take time out to party –without the added stress:
Rachel M. is a first year student at Ryerson University.