Everyone thinks college is supposed to be stressful and that it sucks the life out of you.
There are definitely times when you probably want to give up or just throw your work down in anger because you do not know what to do or how to feel.
Everyone can tell you to schedule time for yourself or to remember to relax or do yoga or take a nap or whatever.
But no one ever mentions taking a kinesiology class.
I do not mean something way out of your league if you are not a major or minor in the science; I mean take a class like basketball or something.
Personally, I am taking bowling this semester.
There are a few reasons as to why I am taking bowling.
No. 1, it is fun.
Bowling has always been a sport for me that is just something to do when you are relaxing by yourself or with friends. It feels good to just throw the ball down the wooden lane and get a strike, or a spare, or accomplishing the challenge of managing a 7-10 split.
Another reason I wanted to and am taking bowling is because it is a good stress reliever and a good hobby, and it serves as a break.
This is why taking a class as such is a good idea if you are worried about being overworked and stressed.
After taking an 8 a.m. theory or 4000-level class, go to the Union for 50 minutes and bowl around.
Or, are you angry at life? Tired of everything and just ready to punch a wall?
Go throw a bowling ball at some pins for a class period.
It really is a win-win.
Now, I do recommend that you make sure you are all caught up and even ahead with your credits to graduate, otherwise taking a one-credit hour bowling class just to stay another semester may not be worth it.
But if you are good with credits, then go ahead.
The biggest and almost the only grade is participation, so why not take bowling or another class of that type?
Like I said, you really cannot go wrong by taking a class like it.
Another benefit I have not touched upon yet is the sense of community and fun during class. Interacting with others is encouraged, and you meet new people and just relax while sitting and throwing a bowling ball.
Some people do not think about classes like this when it comes to being a stress-reliever, but you really should consider it if your schedule allows it.
Dillan Schorfheide can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]