5 Ideas on how to Serve your Roommates

November 13, 2020

We know this part in the semester is tough. School is getting super stressful as you are getting nearer to the end of the semester. Roommates are starting to get on your nerves, especially since you are all home more often with Zoom classes. Work is overwhelming since school is drowning you. And add the lovely Rexburg weather! BOOOOO! 

Service is a great way to bring joy into your life. We know that sometimes it is hard to serve those who you might not find yourself "loving" all the time, but it really can help. President Hinkley said, "Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves."

1. Write a note- You can sit down and write a novel if you want to, but leaving a note saying, "I hope you have a great day" really can make someones day! Putting this note on the vanity mirror or front door is a great surprise as a roommate gets out of bed. Never under estimate the impact a little note can make.

2. Make a Treat- Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up a brownie mix or ingedients for cookies. Something sweet is a great way to add a little joy to someones day!

3. Do a Chore for them- No, this doesn't mean you do their clean check for them...but doing their dishes one night or taking out the trash is a simple and easy way to serve them!

4. Plan a Roommate Night- Plan a night just for your apartment! No boyfriends and no other friends! Order a pizza, play some games, or watch a movie. Take time to be together and just have fun! This may not seem like service, but planning a night off of all the craziness of life is often just what you all need!

5. Pray for them- Including them by name in your prayers is very powerful! Especially if you are struggling with your roommates, this is a great way to start. By asking for help to love them, you will see a huge change in your life.

NOW GO SERVE!