Staff Writer: Taura Kimble
College students tend to push themselves beyond our limits and take on more than we can handle. Between school, studying and work, the first semester can be very hectic for most students. From writing essays to perfecting your craft, we all strive to be the best and most successful in our intended career paths. With finals week coming to a close and the fall semester officially ending, here are some key things to implement into your day to day activities in order to completely unwind.
Put down the phone: In a technology-crazy generation, many own a smartphone and probably use it way too much. In fact, the average American checks their phone once every 12 minutes for an average of 80 times per day, according to The New York Post. Smartphones have taken control over society and phone usage takes up so much of our time. Cut it off, put it away and learn to live in the moment and have a conversation without letting your phone be a distraction.
Create “me” time: We often get so busy with school and work that we forget to take care of ourselves. The things we once loved to do become just another task to complete and we start to lose interest in our hobbies. Incorporating “me” time into your daily schedule can make a world of difference and is extremely important. According to the Odyssey Online, no one can ever be 100 percent happy if they are not doing something, they love every day. Whether it’s meditating, taking yourself to dinner or reading your favorite magazine, take 30 minutes to an hour every day to do what makes you happy!
Don’t let finals get to you: Now that finals are over, let them be over! No need to go back over your notes and worry yourself about what you could’ve gotten wrong or said differently. You definitely don’t want to take this energy home with you over the break.
Allow yourself to enjoy your break: Don’t let the worries of this semester wreck your brain once you leave campus. What happened can’t be changed, so allow yourself to take it all in and accept it for what it is. This is the perfect example of not letting your professional and your personal life conflict with one another. When you are with your family and friends use that time to catch up and create new memories.