Stay Motivated This THON Weekend: A Survival Guide

THON 2021 may look different this year, but that doesn’t mean it will be any less strenuous! Whether you’re a dancer or someone who wants to test your limits this weekend, here is a little survival guide that will help you stay motivated all weekend long.


Whether you are doing THON alone this year, or in a small group of people, VALLEY knows there are a couple more people you wish were with you. Scheduling FaceTime dates with your friends and family will definitely help you stay motivated! Just do your parents a favor and don’t call them at 2 a.m.

Avoid Caffeine

Caffeinated drinks are off-limits during THON in the BJC. While you are dancing at home, you may be tempted to drink a cup of coffee to feel more awake. This will not help in the long run when you ultimately come off your caffeine high and crash. Opt for decaf instead!

Make a Playlist

Have your friends help you make a playlist filled with your favorite uplifting songs for any lull moments. Try creating a joint playlist or have your friends send you some of their favorite songs. Feeling a little run-down? Some Lady Gaga will perk you right up.

Learn TikTok Dances

Access your inner Charli D’Amelio and get the line dance to go viral on TikTok this weekend! You’ll also have time to catch up on all those TikTok dances you’ve been meaning to learn.

Order Your Favorite Meal

A huge benefit of being home for THON? Unlimited food options. Treat yourself this weekend to your favorite restaurants in State College or your hometown. Go ahead and GrubHub some Yallah Taco.

Remember What You Are Doing This For

For all the kids and for any friends and family who have been affected by cancer, your commitment to this cause is admirable. VALLEY is so proud and amazed by all of this year’s THON dancers and supporters! Keep up the great work. Your dedication does not go unnoticed.

VALLEY wants to hear about your THON experience! Please share any tips on how to survive THON weekend by tweeting us @VALLEYMag. For the Kids!


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