This semester I want to stay stress free. What are some ways I can wind down and destress in my TCC apartment?

Photo of Polo Club TallahasseeRelax and unwind after a long day in the pool at Polo Club.

College isn't always a walk in the park! Somehow it always seems like all of your papers, presentations, and exams are happening at the same time at Tallahassee Community College. All of the late nights and lack of sleep can lead to an unhealthy amount of stress, so why not spice up this semester with a few tips and tricks to keep the stress at while living in apartments near TCC? While everyone else is feeling the pressure of the semester, you'll be on top of the world!

Get Some Exercise

Unfortunately stress in college is inevitable between exams, tuition, and starting life on your own. One way to combat this stress is exercise, a scientifically proven way to reduce stress. There are many other benefits to exercising other than stress relief, it can help clear your head and help you sleep better at night. Lucky for you, many Tallahassee apartments have fitness centers with top-of-the-line equipment and workout classes at no extra charge to you. This is the perfect opportunity to take that hot yoga class you've been eyeing! If the gym doesn't really float your boat, another common amenity among Tallahassee apartments is a swimming pool. Not only does swimming help keep your muscles tone, but it keeps stress off your joints. If you have any prior injuries, swimming is a low-impact form of exercise that can also double as therapy. Don't forget that it's Florida and splashing in the pool is also an excellent way to cool down!

Clean Your Apartment

Believe it or not you can sweep your stress away. That's right, cleaning your Tallahassee apartment can help reduce stress. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of life can get in the way of keeping a clean home. Focusing your mind on the task of cleaning can help distract you from everything that's going on around you. Time to dig deep into that storage space and get rid of the things that have been collecting dust since you moved in. This would also be a good time to gather unwanted clothes and donate them to someone who might get some use out of them. Don't let tidying up be a daunting chore, there is no better feeling of knowing your house is organized. If you're still skeptical, check out this article for the nitty gritty details on how cleaning helps reduce stress.

Get Outdoors and Explore

Sometimes the best cure is getting outside and basking in the great outdoors. Apartments in Tallahassee are close to many wonderful parks and nature trails. It's good to take a break from the buzz of the city and bright lights of your computer screen. Afterall, our ancestors were very in-tune with nature in order to survive, why not take some time to get back to your roots? If your  Tallahassee apartment is close to public transportation, you can just hop on a StarMetro bus and head to your wilderness destination. This gives you a chance to explore Tallahassee before partaking in your green time.

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