Nick’s tip: Do Something Restorative Every Day

Getting caught up in the constant barrage of tasks, homework assignments, group meetings, and lengthy readings, it can be hard to leave some time to take care of yourself (let alone catch your breath!). Staying on task is very important in college, but so is being effective, and it is very difficult to be effective if you are low in both energy and morale.

My tip: choose one thing you want to do everyday – it doesn’t have to be big – whether it’s taking a quick walk through the arb, making a trip to the gym, or grabbing a cup of your favorite coffee/tea drink. Search for what’s restorative to you and make time for yourself to do that. Being able to de-stress in such manner will hopefully help you be more effective in your work and interpersonal relationships (and it can be fun!).

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