Best ways to come out of hibernation after your finals

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As bleak as your world may seem right now, if you squint really hard, you can start to make out a light at the end of the tunnel. Winter (break) is coming and not in a foreboding “Game of Thrones” type of way. Five weeks of pure bliss, coming right up! To help you recover from your state of hibernation following your finals, we here at the Clog have put together a few ideas for you to kick this party off right and “Shake It Off” (your finals, we mean) T-Swizzle style.

Go ice skating in Union Square

Put on your most festive scarf and jump on BART. Under the stars (aka the lights of the Macy’s building) of Union Square and the massive Christmas tree, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to Central Park. Ice skating is guaranteed to make even the most Grinch-worthy of characters crack a smile.

Get your party pants on

Childish Gambino is coming to Oracle Arena Wednesday, December 11. We here at the Clog aren’t encouraging you to start you vay-cay early (unless your last final is before the concert), but then again, we’re not not encouraging you to.

Watch the sun set on the semester

If a more low-key solution to your post-finals stress is what you’re looking for, then look no further than your friend with a car. You know when you invite that one friend because they have a motor vehicle and feel just a little guilty? Well, muster up the courage to ask them to drive you and your whole squad to Marin Headlands. It’s the dictionary definition of a picturesque sunset location.

Quit your finals whining and head to a diner instead

The only surefire cure we at the Clog know of to fix a broken heart (or brain) is a retro diner. More specifically, a chocolate milkshake and a basket of onion rings. Head to Lori’s Diner in San Francisco for the full diner experience, including a Coca-Cola machine, neon lights and all.

With the weight of the world soon to be off your shoulders, it’s time to come out of hibernation and par-to-the-tay, Bears. So, get your dancing shoes on and hit the road!

Contact McKenna Hathaway at [email protected].