How to Take a Break This Spring
Temple students will not have an official spring break this semester, but it is still important to take a break this spring. Spring break is designed for recuperation and relaxation. Without this time off, it is easy to experience burnout. Although this year students do not have a week off to recover, it is important to still take time for yourself and your mental health. Here a few tips and tricks:
1. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and maintain a routine.
Before going to bed, reflect on your accomplishments and recognize how far you have come!
2. Exercise is a great way to clear your mind.
Schedule a block of time in your day to get your blood pumping. Whether it’s going for a walk, riding a bike, or dancing to your favorite song, exercise raises your endorphin levels.
3. Treat yourself to a little bit of fun.
While it is important to focus on your studies, it’s ok to watch a few episodes of something on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
4. Do something creative.
The best ideas often come to us when doing something other than work. Try to make time for hobbies you enjoy every now and then to give your brain a break.
5. Enjoy the great outdoors.
While it is winter in Philadelphia, spring is just around the corner. For now, enjoy the snow and let your inner child loose by sledding or having a snowball fight.
At the end of the day, it is important to put yourself first. It often feels as though we don’t have enough time to enjoy the little things or spend time with the people we love. Make the time to ensure that you are feeling your best and being your best self.
This blog post was written by Stephanie Zajac, Assistant Conference Coordinator.