5 FOR 2015: Five Ways to Stay Sane In 2015
It’s easy to fall into the pattern. Wake, eat, study, work, study, sleep. Rinse, wash, repeat. Shuffle the particulars; maybe you’re no longer in school but working two full-time jobs; maybe your leisure time is spent writing that novel, or completing that photo series. It all amount to the same thing- a routine we adopt and follow through. No matter how passionate you may be about your work, the reality is that productivity comes at a price. Too often, that price is personal well-being. In a world of deadlines and first priorities, we often sacrifice individual sanity. If any of this rings true- if you’re in a funk of days (or dazedly functioning)- here are some suggestions to pull you out of the pattern.
4. Get active- While yoga certainly qualifies as working out (despite the grannies and granola dads who participate)- exercising for thirty minutes a day boosts endorphins and general feelings of wellness. This may seem like the fodder of health magazines and Pinterest boards. But exercise need not include treadmill nor extensive weight-lifting routine. Riding your bike to school, work, or the local coffee shop; walking your neighborhood or going on a hike are all good ways to get moving without ever entering a gym. Getting outside is almost as important as the exercise itself. Cramming in the library or poring over the light of a computer in your dorm sometimes makes one forget what sunlight feels like.