Welcome to October! This week, I want to encourage you all to remember to find time just for yourself. The semester is in full swing, and it’s easy to get caught up in what NEEDS to be done, rather than what you may just need for yourself.
Your classes are important, but so is your wellbeing. Juggling internship applications, extracurricular responsibilities, athletics, studying for midterms or applying to grad school can all add up fast.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your friends, classmates and professors can be shoulders to lean on.
Taking time for yourself, without any extra responsibilities attached, is SO important. Burnout is real and is inevitable if you don’t take care of yourself.
For me, taking some time alone after my Saturday morning swim practice is my essential recharge time. Even if just for an hour or two, that time is blocked off for just me–no homework, work, internship applications or extra to-dos allowed.
I encourage you all to find that time for yourself, whatever it may be.
We’re in this together, Jaspers!
Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief