It’s Okay To Take A Rest
Start writing a post
Student Life

It’s Okay To Take A Rest

With the recent death of George Floyd and the recognition of the many other deaths, many people have felt the emotional and physical drain it has taken on them.

It’s Okay To Take A Rest

I have been blessed to have been born in a generation where people openly talk about their mental health,.Many of us have neglected to notice the strain the news has taken on their mind and their body. George Floyd and many others have been on every news station for weeks now.

It is amazing and wonderful that so many people have been actively participating and protesting for equality for all. But with this, the constant news can lead to many to feeling frustrated with what has been going on in America for far too long. It can be hard to stay positive but here are the ways I have taken a rest to make sure I am being my best possible self and still be active and involved in the revolution!

1. Read a Book

This is the best time to take a break and read a book to relax. I would personally recommend a fictional book or an autobiography. Two books that I have enjoyed reading are I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski and Becoming by Michelle Obama. These two books have been exciting and educational. Definitely a good way to relax and have some time to yourself!

2. Take a walk

Getting fresh air is always a great way to relax. You are exercising, leaving your bed, and releasing endorphins which will make you feel so much better after! I have found that listening to podcasts instead of listening to music really helps me to clear my mind. I tend to go to the most popular comedy shows and pick randomly what I want to listen to when I am walking. It is nice to switch it up and have different stories being told by different people.

3. Journal Your Thoughts

During this time it can be relaxing to write down your feelings and thoughts. If you can not vocally express how you feel, writing down your thoughts will allow you to release how you feel but on paper. I have written about my senior year, how I've stayed in touch with many of my friends, the protests that have been happening around the world, and even small things that happen that just put a smile on my face! I try to journal at least three times during the weekdays. It does not matter if you have a neutral, good, or bad day. Getting those feelings out does wonder!

4. Prayer and Meditation 

If you are more of a religious person, prayer can be a great way to connect more with your faith and religious beliefs. If you are not as religious or just need to calm yourself down, it would beneficial to meditate and work on your breathing. There are many voices lead YouTube videos to help people meditate. You can do both at any time you would like which makes this perfect!

These four points can really help when trying to relax your mind and body. It is okay to take time to rest and regenerate so that you can come back better than ever. I hope you take time to rest, it is well deserved!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments