Editorial: Why everyone should take a bit of a break
Taking a break may not seem intuitive, but it may be the best thing you can do for yourself and your academic performance!

It’s prime midterm season. We know how spooky that can be. This time of the year, it’s easy to get caught up in all the stress of studying or getting the perfect grades (or the grades that GPA Calculators say we need in order to maintain a certain average). We all recognize how important school is, and studying is just a regular part of being a good student. However, we also know how much stress can take over at times like this. 

During this midterm season, we wanted to talk about self-care. During times like these, it can be difficult to think about putting yourself first. Often, if feels as though your responsibilities outweigh the need for you to think about your own well-being. 

We at The Medium want to remind you that it’s totally okay–actually, we encourage you—to take some time for your mental health. Even if you don’t have time to take a designated “mental health day,” per say, just getting up from your desk for a bit to take a quick afternoon stroll or spending some time with family and friends can make all the difference in your mindset going back to your work. Taking a break can help you feel refreshed, re-energized, and ready to get back to all your memorizing or reading! 

If you’re looking for something to do on your break, head over to the Puzzle Corner we have at the end of the paper. Some Sudoku and a word search are great ways to keep your mind active while keeping the stress at bay! 


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