Time Away From the Daily Grind

Ariel Moore, Lead Writer

It is important to be able to take time away from the daily grind in order to relax and give your mind a break. The human mind and body cannot handle non stop work without a break. Each and every person has some kind of work they need to get done, which can lead to stress and anxiety which will ultimately leave you feeling exhausted and incapable of accomplishing your goals. Being able to take a step back and enjoy your free time is important if you want to continue to be able to strive for your goals and find balance in your life.

In this day and age, with the constant influx of information everywhere, constantly bombarding the minds of the youth, it can seem hard to escape and relax. There is a constant expectation of always being connected due to the rise in technology; however, there are still ways to escape it. Shut off your phone, turn off your TV and disconnect from the internet. Being able to enjoy life and relax, enjoying “me time,” is valuable. Taking a step back from the world can drastically change a person’s point of view on life for the better.

There is a number of ways to destress and have fun, be it reading a book, taking a nap, or going out for a walk. Anything that keeps the mind away from stressors and ailments is a great way to boost morale and encourage productivity later down the road. Recently, I sat outside on my friend’s porch, as we wrapped ourselves in blankets and just sat in silence. Staring out at the sky, just enjoying the peaceful tranquility of nature. It was one of the most relaxing experiences I have had in this past school year. The disconnection from my phone, school and responsibility, in that moment truly made me understand the importance of “me time.” Everyone should experience that peace and disconnect from the world and the responsibilities that come with it.

Kids in recent years have experienced greater amounts of stress compared to other generations. This expectation of always being able to work because that work is always at your fingertips can destroy kids’ youthfulness and minds. Take a few minutes to forget about that homework assignment, forget about the F in the grade book, forget about the woes of life and relax. For just that moment enjoy your youth and experience your teen years. These few years will simultaneously be the least and most amount of freedom we will ever have. Do not let these moments pass you by while you sit in your bedroom at 3 a.m. working on your late assignments. One day the weight of being an adult hits, no longer will you be able to have carefree days.


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