It is finally Spring Break 2015! Honestly, for me, it could not have come at a better time. This semester has gone by quickly, but it has been a lot of work. It seems like the business 360 classes are filled with so much work. Sure, it makes for a better understanding, but I am glad to get a break.
The bummer is that during such busy semesters it is difficult for us to take some personal time to focus on ourselves. Personally, I find it challenging to balance schoolwork, sports, extracurricular activities, and everything in between, let alone have some quality alone time. This is a common theme throughout our society; work life and personal life are combined. Personal phones are now used for work purposes. This is a good thing on the side of productivity, as efficiency levels continue to increase, but family lives are faltering. This is an extreme example when it comes to college, but it really gets the point across. LEAVE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR FRIENDS!
It is important to focus some energy on mediation and strengthening relationships. You can easily get burnt out if you do not take time to stop and observe life. I cannot believe I am already a junior in college. I can still remember chilling in my freshman room and watching the Walking Dead, time flies. I wish I had stopped to smell the flowers and reflect on who I was becoming. Don’t get me wrong, I love the man I am developing into because of Walsh, I just wish I could have slowed everything down to fully enjoy it all. Take my advice, keep on engaging in the full college experience, but also take time to relax. Spend a day in meditation and think about all of the great things you have taken part in at Walsh.
Make sure to keep your relationships intact as well. To be happiest, relationships need to be maintained and utilized to their fullest extent. Tell you family you love them and plan a family game night (my personal favorite bonding activity). Your parents and siblings miss you so spend some time with them. Also, hang out with those friends you haven’t seen in a while. Friendship is one of the golden possessions in this life so enjoy it and have a great time! There is nothing better than chilling with your favorite people and just being yourself.
Have a wonderful Spring Break 2015! Take time to relax and focus on yourself, while bonding with family and friends. For all of you on vacations in some foreign land, have a blast! Don’t forget, have a phenomenal week and stay classy!