Happy December, JFY family! We really cannot believe that it is already December… can you?!
With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to take some time to emphasize the importance of self-care. It is easy to get caught up in the grind of final exams and all the other things we have going on in our lives during this time of year, which is why we want to share a few tips we like to keep in mind to take care of ourselves, and to share them with you!
Take time for yourself
With the semester ending soon, there are most likely many deadlines, finals to be studying for, and getting ready for the following semester. This doesn’t even include the craziness of the holiday season! For many, this time of year can be more stressful and overstimulating than the movies, stores, and commercials would portray. So, for this reason, and even if this time of year is the most uplifting for you, it is important to take time for yourself. Watch your favorite movies and shows, discover new music, read that book you’ve been curious about, play your favorite videogames, or just get some sunlight outside; anything that lets you disconnect and relax!
During this cozy season, exercising might not be our main priority. However, even just a few minutes of exercise per day can help in more ways than getting in shape. It can help clear our minds from the countless things racing around up there, it can help us stay more productive, and not to mention it is incredibly therapeutic! So whatever exercise looks like for you, whether it’s taking a walk, lifting weights, playing a sport, rowing, or anything else, we encourage you to get moving however you can!
Similar to taking time for yourself, it is also helpful to get creative! Most of us do not get to practice being creative nearly as often as we should. So go out there and take some beautiful photos, paint something, or do some crafting. The ways you can get creative are truly endless, and you may just find your next hobby or passion!
These are just a few ways for you to prioritize some self-care this holiday season, but we encourage you to find your own favorite ways of taking care of yourself. We would love to hear from you, so please tell us what your favorite self-care tips for everyone to enjoy! Happy holidays, JFY family, and we hope you have a restful December!