Letter from the Editor- Taking care of your mental health

As midterms start to approach and the weather becomes a mix of spring and winter, I find myself struggling with my mental health.

It’s challenging to find the motivation to complete my work and even leave my bed, but there are a few things I do to make a change.

I try to journal every night and write down my feelings to reflect on them and be proud of how far I’ve come. I limit my social media consumption because I find that I am constantly comparing myself to those I see on Instagram.

Getting up and moving my body has helped to improve my mental health. It doesn’t have to be a full weight-lifting workout to make a change, but doing something simple such as walking or yoga will make all the difference.

These small changes helped me, but the most significant impact has been surrounding myself with supportive friends. If you are ever going through a rough patch, put yourself around those that are positive. Humans typically tend to pick up on others’ attitudes, so surround yourself with those you consider a “light in the darkness”.

Do something you love, whether reading a book, playing a game, or even calling your parents, or a loved one.

Focus on taking care of yourself and putting your mental health first.

It’s okay to have rough days, but don’t let there be more bad days than good ones.

You deserve to be happy and loved.

You Matter.