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Taking a Break

As spring break approaches, students, teachers and families will be taking a break from the normal school week. There are multiple positive benefits from taking breaks from our normal duties and responsibilities. This coming week presents an opportunity to cope with everyday stressors in unique ways. Whether you are traveling across the country or staying at your house, look for ways to positively impact your mental health during spring break. Here are a few ideas.

  • Rest & Relax – Look for moments during your break to truly rest. This is the perfect time to slow down and get caught up on sleep.
  • Experience Nature – I highly encourage you to get outside. Wherever you are spending your break, try to set aside time to enjoy God’s creation.
  • Reconnect – Use this time to reconnect with your family and friends. Hopefully, this time is spent in person; however, that is not always possible. A great use of your phone is reconnecting with family and friends virtually.
  • Get Active – Just like it is important to relax during this break, it is also important to get your body moving. Take part in activities to be active: go on a walk, play a pickup game of basketball, ride a bike, take a hike, or choose something else you will enjoy.
  • Try Something New – Think about a healthy risk you can take over break. Trying new things can be exciting: try a unique type of food, play a new sport or board game, find a new book series to start, or choose another healthy hobby that is new to you.