Self-Care on the Hilltop!
By Victor M. (SFS'17)
Hey Hoyas! I know this past week may have been difficult for many of us (admittedly, including myself.) In the midst of so many deadlines for class, upcoming holiday breaks, and student group commitments, the added pressures from the election may seem insurmountable. However, it’s important to continue practicing self-care!
Here are a couple of ways to do that within the Georgetown community!
1. Go out for a walk, even if it’s only for 20 minutes.
Going for a walk can feel incredibly relieving. Even if it’s for as little as 20 minutes or for as long as an hour or two, sometimes all we need is just a mini-break from the day-to-day stresses we feel.
The Georgetown neighborhood is a very aesthetically pleasing area, and should be able to get your mind off of things!
2. Treat yourself to something you haven’t had in a while!
The Georgetown community is full of so many eateries, bakeries, and places that let you treat yourself while also getting your mind off of anything stressful.
Perhaps you’re craving a cupcake from Baked & Wired, or maybe you’re in the mood for a milkshake from Good Stuff. Or, you really have been craving a cookie (or three) from Wisey’s. Regardless of what your guilty pleasure is, take the time to indulge!
3. Watch your favorite movie on Netflix with some friends!
Sometimes the most simple thing one can do to relax a bit and to practice the art of hakuna matata is to message some friends on GroupMe and pull up an oldie (but goodie) on Netflix. Our time at Georgetown can be stressful at times, but striking that work-life balance is absolutely crucial while we’re still young!
4. Don’t feel bad at all for reaching out to on-campus resources!
Sometimes taking care of ourselves may involve reaching out to someone else for guidance, assistance, or to just vent with someone you can trust. Don’t let a fear of stigma stop you from reaching out to one of our many trustworthy on-campus resources, like Health and Education Services (HES) and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS).
Sometimes, the most important person to take care of is ourselves. There is absolutely no shame in doing so, and it’s one of the many parts to genuinely being happy and content with oneself while on the Hilltop!