Monday, May 11, 2015

Get the most out of summer-Tips from the Jed Foundation

Summer Tips for College Students and Employees!
No matter what you're doing this summer - taking classes, working, interning, or just relaxing - do what you can to get the most out of your time away from school.
Here are some summer tips for college students:
  • Make a list. Think about things you wish you had time to do during the school year - whether they're fun activities or productive projects. Write them down, and start crossing them off your list. You'll feel accomplished by the time you're back in school.
  • Step Out. If you're getting bored with your daily routine, change things up! Instead of spending the day on the couch, get out and volunteer for a cause you care about or try something new like an art class or a new sport. Push yourself that extra mile and you just might find your favorite new hobby.
  • Get some sun. Did you know that a Vitamin D deficiency is closely linked to mood and depression? The warm weather won’t last forever, so be sure to soak it up while you can - just don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Reconnect. Spend time with loved ones. Take advantage of the opportunity to spend some quality time with your favorite people. Share highlights from your year and catch up on what they've been up to while you were in school.
  • Recharge. Give yourself a break! After all, that's what summer is for. Go for a walk, sleep, catch up on your favorite Netflix shows, or read a book. Don’t forget to devote time to yourself and your wellbeing.
For more tips on staying emotionally healthy, visit ULifeline.
Tips from the JedFoundation