Sometimes when we get so busy we forget to take time to relax and enjoy just being ourselves. It is District STAR season and we are all trying to get ready for the big day. If you aren’t competing, you may be in other extra curricular activities that keep you just as busy. Not to mention the countless piles of homework our teachers give us. Today, I am going to give you a few different ideas on how you can decompress and make your time count!
- Do something you enjoy!Spend time with family and friends to relax. You are only young once so take the time to enjoy what is happening around you.
- Exercise! Doing sports is exercise, but exercising for fun can help clear your mind. Take time to go outside for a walk, to breathe the fresh air, and give you time to think. You don’t have to do something physical. Yoga or meditation is a great way to stay active and feel refreshed without doing intense physical activity.
- Be present! We are all busy highschool students. Whether we are in sports or have an after school job, our lives are always buzzing with something to do. Taking time to be present, you are able to take a moment to see what you have been doing and what has happened. Having that conversation can create so many memories you can remember for years to come.
- Disconnect from the internet! Yes, we can survive without our phones. Putting your phone down for an hour or two won’t hurt. This gives you time to focus on other things in your life. Spend the time cooking with your family, building a puzzle, or playing your favorite board game. Trust me, it is worth missing that new episode on Netflix.
Buce Lee once said, “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” Enjoy your time with things you enjoy and accomplish tasks you must do to reach your goals. For if you don’t, you might over exhaust yourself and forget what life is really like to live. Take care of yourself; utilize your time to stay healthy, present, and involved in all you do.
Tessa Cherry, Vice-President of Membership