Staff Ed: Use break to rest, revive and revitalize yourself
By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
We are living in an age of anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect around 40 million adults in the United States or nearly 1 in 5 people. As college students, our demographic is among those that feel it the strongest. With finals week rapidly approaching, stress levels are higher than ever. With this in mind, it is especially important to take some time over break to check in with yourself about what you need to do for your mental wellbeing.
For some students, this might mean revisiting some old favorite activities they don’t have time for during the semester. For others, it means doing nothing but catching up on sleep. In our fast-paced world, it is easy to dive right into making travel plans or picking up work shifts. It is also important, however, to take the time to mentally unwind and become refreshed for the next semester. Mental health is just as important as physical health and should be taken seriously.