It’s really easy to get swept up in the endless to-do lists and forget that self care is important too. Of course, I take mini breaks throughout the semester, and there are days when it feels like very little work is getting done. But it’s always accompanied by this feeling of guilt; I should be getting work done. So I took a day out of Spring Break and decided that it would be a “me day”. No research. No housework. Planning a day’s worth of activities seemed really hard, but I eventually decided on grabbing a lunch special, going to a coffee shop with a reading for pleasure book, and taking the time to cook dinner.
Taking a break may look very different for you. Just remember that “me days” are important too.