For most college students, the summertime is often not just filled with adventures and traveling, but also summer classes, interning, or working a job. More often than not, balancing all of these different commitments can be quite the challenge when all you really want to do is lay next to a pool somewhere and soak up some sun.
However, there are many little things you can do to help keep your mind focused and clear, even if you may have so many different things pulling you in different directions. Here are three ways to find peace within your mind and yourself when you feel overwhelmed from juggling everything you’re involved with.
1—Immerse yourself in nature and breathe. I’ve found that nature is, by far, the best place to clear your mind and let go of all your thoughts for a little bit. I like to lie out on a tapestry or a hammock and allow myself to become aware of my surroundings while simultaneously letting go of my thoughts. When you start to focus on the setting sun or the swaying of the branches on the trees from a cool breeze, you’ll gain a little perspective on the art of balance in life.
2—Go to your favorite places, whatever they may be. One of my favorite places to go is the thrift shop, where I can get lost in aisles of old clothes and where I eagerly anticipate the gems I’m about to discover. It’s so important to nourish your interests outside of work and school.
3—Spend time with quality friends, who have your best interest at heart. This one is pretty self-explanatory, but I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to spend time with people who have pure hearts and who you’ve formed real friendships with. These people will lift you up and give you a good laugh whenever you feel like things are too much to handle. Also, you could always take some cute Polaroid pictures together and put them on your work desk, as a reminder of the genuine support system you have in your life.
Although it may be hard to find the time to do the things you love during a busy summer, it is absolutely essential in order to keep a healthy level of balance in your life. As the summer continues to move at an exceptionally fast pace for some of us, don’t forget to make the time for yourself. You’ll feel better and do better in all aspects of your life.
What do you do to clear your head in the summertime? Be sure to tag @Cfashionista in your posts!