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Self care: Summer is the time to take care of you

Sarah Matarella, Asst. Opinion Editor

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Summer is perceived to be a time to kick back and relax. However, this can serve to be untrue for the average person due to their jobs, having to take summer classes, internships, and truly, even vacations can get stressful.

Thus, it is extremely important to give yourself a break and recharge. Self care is equally as important year round, but the summertime often makes it much easier to practice. So, seize the opportunity and focus on your body and your mind while you have more leisure time.

If you find yourself stuck in a job working long hours, make you you use your vacation time to your advantage. You do not have to take an entire month off, but try to get a few days of vacation here and there to plan a small getaway that is less likely to break the bank, yet still provide you with a sense of relaxation.

Furthermore, huge vacations can be stressful. Having to worry about budgeting, booking a place to stay, deciding on a location and finding transportation can become time consuming and even defeat the purpose of going on the vacation.

Therefore, a simple day or two of allowing yourself to just do what feels right for your mind and your body can be sufficient for a break: it is not necessary to go somewhere extravagant or even home for the matter to become relaxed.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and get ready to get to work on Aug 27.

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Sarah Matarella, Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Sarah is a junior communication studies major concentrating in multimedia journalism, strategic communications, and media broadcasting with a minor in...

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Self care: Summer is the time to take care of you