Just an hour
Over the past two years and three months of being here at Maryville College it has been hard for me to learn the art of relaxation. Between homework, extra-curricular activities, scholarship requirements, friends, and everything thing else, I constantly feel like a chicken with its head cut off. I have to plan at least two weeks in advanced for any events that come my way; otherwise, I would eventually double book myself, then I would have to cancel something that I truly enjoyed. Also, I’m constantly working from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. So, at the end of the day, I am mentally and emotionally exhausted. This past year my best friend gave me some really important advice. She said “take one hour out of your day to relax. It can be whatever you want, from listening to music to taking a bubble bath.” I never realized how important it was to relax and decompress. I know that when I do not relax, I get very anxious, “spazy,” and irritable. Therefore, I try to take only one hour to be a way from people and just listen to my music. To me, it is similar to sleep. If you don’t get any sleep, you get grouchy, but not relaxing is more emotionally and mentally tiring. I think this is a lesson that can be used for your entire life because, as we grow up, things are going to become more and more hectic. So, simply take one hour out of your day to chill and kick back.