Finally, it’s summer! Previously on the Wellness blog we’ve talked about mindfulness and being present. This can be difficult during the hustle and bustle of navigating college, but what about summer? Sometimes all we want to do on break is to do nothing – but there are even ways you can get the most out of doing nothing.
Living in the moment is true appreciation for what you are doing right now. It’s fine to sometimes sit around and watch Netflix and zone out. You’re finally free from exams, studying, and deadlines. Living in the moment, however, puts more emphasis on making the time you’re spending more meaningful. What do you want to experience this summer? Maybe you have a list of books you want to read, shows you want to see, or hikes you want to take. Make a list (but don’t make it all about work)! When you’re doing the things you want to do, allow yourself to be fully immersed in those experiences. Even while watching Netflix – put down your phone, your laptop, and any other distractions and live in the moment.
Living in the moment will let you get the most out of your free time and you’ll be able to look back on your summer vacation and you’ll be satisfied that you put 100% into the activities you wanted to do. Savor the moments you get to spend doing the things you don’t have time to do while you’re in class and try to be mentally and physically present – don’t take away from pleasurable experiences becuase you’re stuck worrrying about the future. But finally, have fun! Treat yourself, take care of yourself, and be kind to yourself over the summer so you’re ready and rested to jump back in to the swing of college in the fall. 😊