When drudgery and monotony settle on the campus, the best remedy is to simply leave it. When your mental strength is waning or your willpower is ticking slower and slower, stop, take a breath, and just get away, even if it’s for just 20 minutes.
My mom always told me a change of view helps get your mind clear of mental clutter.
Take a step back. Take a drive. Take a walk.
Downtown Siloam Springs provides several locations that can provide a little escape, such as Café on Broadway, Pour Jons, and other small restaurants. Likewise, the walking trail, which wraps around campus, is also excellent for long walks or runs. These are all within walking distance from the JBU campus so, even if you don’t have a car, you can still get away for a while.
I’m not suggesting you run away from your problems or homework, rather, I believe taking a break is highly beneficial for anyone’s success. Often, though, taking a break on campus just doesn’t cut it.
Personally, I like late night/early morning drives. It’s beneficial for thinking and praying and allows me to process my thoughts better away from the stress of campus.
I find that taking a step or two a step back allows me to be more efficient and effective in my work. If you take some time to yourself, you may find a solution that you’ve never thought of before.
Drive and explore. Pray and think. Get your mind clear of stress.