Community·Updated on Nov 18, 202210 Eccentric And Fun Ways For You To Romanticize Your Life At UniversityEven if you're broke, you still need add some spice to your school life.by Monica ShannonCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Go to concerts: Flashpop / Getty Images Whether it’s a sold-out arena or your friend’s band they are trying to get off the ground, you'll not regret seeing some live music. Raves, indie bands, or even Pitbull have given me core memories during my time at school. You can even reach out to your college radio station and they just might have a ticket giveaway going on right now. Plus, they also know where the best venues are near you. 2. Find your study spot: Getty Images Let’s be real, you might not have time or money for much else outside of taking classes. It’s much more enjoyable and can help you focus if you have a dedicated study spot. Maybe its a cafe off campus, a secret spot at the student union, or on the lawn outside (one of my favorites). Trust me, you'll get a lot more done if you're not in your room inches away from your bed or hearing loud roommates having fun. 3. Join clubs/student orgs: Fg Trade / Getty Images Maybe you’ve got your classes down, but you need something more. You're in college anyways, so it's time to explore something new even if you don’t know what that is yet. I recommend finding a social, professional, or fun club. It can be activism like a women against period poverty club, social like a fraternity or sorority, or something out of your comfort zone like rock climbing. Either way, you’ll meet new people and get an opportunity to get out of your room and maybe even gain a new skill set. 4. Elevate your style: Getty Images It's time to reinvent yourself! It’s easier to start your day when you're excited about what you are going to wear rather than thinking about going to your 8:00 a.m. class. Be comfortable in cute pajama pants and a graphic T-shirt, or go academic with cute boots and a college sweater. Whatever style you choose, it’ll be a creative distraction as you can try out new aesthetics with whatever is in your closet or make Pinterest board of what you like. Trust me, you won’t regret it. 5. Write everything down: Sergiu Oana / Getty Images/500px Whether it be a journal, to-do list, or some doodles, keeping a pen and paper with you during this time will help. Writing down goals, general to-dos, and what’s going on for the week will keep your head clear for when it really matters. Keeping a journal gives you the opportunity to look back on all of your accomplishments as the pages fill up. Instead of scrolling on your phone while waiting for class to start, you can take a minute to check in with yourself. 6. Find local art shows/galleries: Tetra Images / Getty Images Whether it be street art, flea markets, or museums with student discounts, find all the local art! Appreciate that, as a student, you have time and resources to examine such unique exhibits. Take some time to reflect and relax as you walk through the visuals, 7. Take photos: Gary Yeowell / Getty Images Specifically Polaroids or disposable pictures! Whether it's nights out with friends, your campus, how your dorm looks, etc., make sure you capture the time your time at school. Even if you aren’t a photographer, these pictures are something physical you can come to cherish by the time break rolls around. 8. Explore the city around your campus: D3sign / Getty Images Even if you're in a generic college town, there’s something special there you haven’t seen yet. Whether it’s the pizza shop down the street, the club everyone has been talking about, or a park you haven’t looked at, there's something near campus worth exploring. Once you start, you’ll keep finding new places and it can lead to some fun adventures or new favorite places. 9. Create playlists: Monica Shannon/Spotify Walking around campus with your own personal soundtrack can be the best part of your day. You can have one for when it rains, when the sun's out, when you fail a test, or when your work is used for an example in class. There's nothing quite like music to make you feel right at home. 10. And finally, do arts and crafts: Volanthevist / Getty Images Weird I know, you're in college not kindergarten, but I’ve been to some destress tote bag painting or bracelet-making events and boy, are they fun! You can trade with friends, the activities are inexpensive, and you destress in the process of making something you can be proud of!