Katie: “Treat yo self” for the little things

Parks and Recreation Season 4, Episode 4: Pawnee Rangers. Also known as, Treat Yo Self.

Well, first of all, if you haven’t seen this brilliant episode of television, stop what you’re doing right now, type Netflix into the search bar, and do it. You can thank me later.

Did you watch it? Great. Let me tell you why it’s so important to me.

During my time at The Daily Free Press, we referred to the weeks just before and just after Spring Break as the mid-semester “slump.” We are tired, we are taking midterms, and we are ready for some rest and relaxation.

It’s easy to fall victim to the negativity that comes with being so busy, but it’s also easy to spin things with a positive light. This is where Parks and Rec comes in. I am a firm believer in treating myself for the little things. Did you finish making the flashcards for your history midterm on Thursday? Treat yo self. Did you finish an essay that you’ve been chipping away at for a week? Treat yo self. Did you wake up on time and roll out of bed without hitting snooze? Treat yo self.

While Parks and Rec limits treating yo self to one day of the year, I say we should treat ourselves all year long. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of extra motivation to get over that mid-semester slump.

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