Take a Mental Health Day

by Elizabeth Short

A couple of weeks ago I took a day off; I did not do homework, send emails, or think about anything happening the upcoming week. It was perfect and just what I needed after a hectic and sleepless two weeks.  The next morning I woke up feeling great and ready to take on another busy week.

As college students, we need to plan to take mental health days more often. As I walk to work, through Warren, I see many stressed out students rushing through the halls to get things done. Most of our schedules probably don’t allow for days off, but according to the Associated Content article, “Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day,” having a day off will decrease stress, increase productivity, and provide life balance, three things that college students strive for.

Therefore, make it a goal to take at least one mental health day a month. During your day off take the time to relax, catch up on TV shows, and hangout with friends. I guarantee you will feel refreshed the following day/week!

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