Hey everyone,

Most of you are probably done exams by now, or will be by the time you’re seeing this, so I thought sharing some tips on activities to do during summer would be appropriate.

1. If you’re taking classes: try to study outside, I’ve done that during the summer and it actually makes study time enjoyable. It is also good because you don’t feel as though you are missing out on the summer season by being in school.

2. Travel as much as you can! To be honest I’m kind of a homebody but when I make myself go somewhere, whether it be a short trip to Vancouver or somewhere farther away, I never regret it. I feel that changing your environment can be really important and beneficial to your mental health.

3. Try something new, I was told before that curiosity helps alleviate anxiety. Be curious, learn about new things and then try them. Last summer I saw some people riding downtown in a Vespa, I immediately became interested and went to rent one the next day. It was one of the best things I’ve done.

4. Summer is the best time to get to see friends, its easy to have get-togethers outside, take advantage of that! I’ve mentioned before that connecting with others is a huge part of maintaining mental health.

5. Do the things you’ve wanted to do during the school year but didn’t have time. I just finished my last final exam and tonight I am going to paint, I can’t wait. This is what summers all about, focusing on yourself, relaxing and doing what makes you happy! During school it might be hard to find the time to do these things, so the time is NOW!

6. SLEEP. Finally, we can sleep 10 hours if we want to! I mean, it has been found that sleeps affects your ability to deal with the issues that come about in everyday life. Realistically, if can be difficult to get as much sleep as you want/need when you have to study and so this is your chance to stack up those sleep hours. This is literally my favorite part of summer – Starting tomorrow (my first day of summer vacation) I’ll be totally M.I.A. between 12:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
I hope all of you have the best summer, and are rejuvenated for the next semester!


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