How-To Rejuvenate During Winter Break
- Turn off the electronics. With remote learning, teaching, and working chances are you’ve been on your computer or phone a lot this semester. Winter break is a perfect time to rest your eyes and stimulate your brain with other activities. Make a conscious effort to turn off your electronics or limit your screen time.
- Sleep. The CDC recommends adults get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. However, we often neglect sleep due to school and work demands. Winter break is a great time to reset your sleep cycle. Follow these tips from the Mayo Clinic to help you get a better night’s sleep.
- Practice self-care. Now, more than ever it’s important to make sure you are taking care of yourself. It’s easier said than done but it’s so important to put yourself first once in a while. Do a little something for yourself each day of winter break; it can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Take a long hot bath, read a book, meditate, exercise, or get some fresh air; and always remember to hydrate!
- Reconnect with loved ones. You might not be able to be physically around family and friends this winter break, but you can still reach out and reconnect. Call a friend or family member and catch up on how they are doing. Feeling more social? Set up a virtual game night or dance party. Not in the mood to be social? Write a letter! We can all use a little human connection in one way or another.
- Start a new hobby. A great way to keep your mind active over break is to start a new hobby. It can be hard to unwind after such a stressful semester and sometimes you just need to keep your hands busy. Challenge yourself to learn something new! Did you miss out on learning to baking bread during the first wave of quarantine? Ever want to learn how to knit a scarf or practice yoga? The internet is full of fun and easy hobby ideas and tutorials.
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