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Make the most of your time away from school

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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. Who knows – you just might find your new favorite 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 shows on Netflix, or read a book. Don’t forget to devote time to yourself and your wellbeing.

For more tips on staying emotionally healthy, visit the Wellness page on ULifeline.