Mental Health Check-In

By Riley Stull

Hi. How are you? Don’t just say fine. Let’s chat about some ways for you to stay sane until Spring Break.

  1. Make a list!
    • To-do lists are the best things ever. Sometimes, you may even realize that you have less to do than you thought. Put easy things on there too, so that you can feel good crossing things off. A good example is showering or making your bed.
  2. Make time for a social life!
    • Even if you feel like you have no time, make it! Lunch on Saturday will only take about an hour away from your laundry list of things to do. Go see a friendly face, get some good food, maybe buy a new shirt. You deserve it!
  3. Try a new kind of exercise!
    • Again, your list will still be there when you get back. Try out something new that gets you out of your office chair that now has a permanent implant of your booty. Many exercise studios follow COVID protocols in the city and will give you a great workout in a short amount of time. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, then take a walk in a nearby park or grab some weights from Target to get your sweat on.
  4. Turn on some new music and breathe!
    • With new albums on the way from Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Eric Church, there’s about to be plenty of new music to check out. Take a few minutes to just sit and listen or play it in the car! Music is good for the soul and finding some new tunes will only help turn that frown upside down.
  5. Go outside!
    • The sun is good for everyone. In fact, almost all people suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps produce more calcium, keeping your bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. Vitamin D also produces serotonin, the happy hormone. Getting outside is good for every problem you might have.

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