Everyone needs time for themselves, whether that be in the summer, or during the school year. You may have a job or internship that takes up a lot of your time, but you still need to make sure that you’re not getting too stressed and have time for yourself every day to put yourself at ease. At the end of the day, your mental health is much more important than any summer job you could have. Do something that you enjoy and try to do it outside in the warm weather. Below are my 5 ways to take time for yourself this summer.
1—Meditate. Meditating is something pretty new to me, but I am already obsessed. Meditating is simply taking a few minutes out of your day to relax and let your mind breathe. Already, over the short amount of time I have been doing this, it has helped with my anxiety and feelings of stress throughout the day. If you haven’t tried meditating, even for 3 minutes, I highly recommend it.
2—Exercise. I love to exercise to clear my head, especially in the summer with the nice weather. If you don’t like running, don’t worry! There are plenty of easier exercises to do in the summer that let you explore the nature around us. Sometimes we are so stuck inside all day that we forgot to appreciate nature. Try walking hiking, swimming, or biking this summer.
3—Read a Book. I have recently gotten into reading a lot, and it’s so stress-relieving for me. I think I enjoy it more now because I am reading things that I want to read, and not things that my school makes me read. You can try biographies, history, or self-help books—just because school is out doesn’t mean you can stop learning! Try reading before bed instead of watching Netflix, and you’ll fall asleep faster.
4—Take up Photography. Some people might not love photography, but if you do, this one is for you. With the great cameras that smartphones have, you’re able to take your camera anywhere. Visit a new place and experiment by taking pictures of different things than you normally do. You’ll be surprised by how fun it is.
5—Journal. My friend introduced me to journaling and I have loved it since. Journaling is simply a brain dump of anything that is going on through your head. You can do this when your emotions are running high or just on a simple day. There are no rules and no limitations.
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