STUDENT COMMENTARY: Take Time for Yourself

Dana Hernandez

Right now there is a lot of pressure to finish the year off strong. While we all have pressure from different sources it is important to make time for ourselves. If you don’t, you can get overwhelmed and it can be difficult to make time for yourself, because you feel you need to do something productive. 

To make time for yourself you could spend some time away from others and reflect and relax. If you are constantly with other people you may not have the time you need to fully process your thoughts and feelings. You can do something you enjoy, but do it on your own so your attention is solely on yourself and what you enjoy doing. 

Also do not compare yourself to others if you feel you are being unproductive for a day and others are being productive. Although some people may seem like they have everything together that is not always how it is. Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself.