Fostering Mental Wellness
A Note of Encouragement.
By FROST JIWA
I hope this finds you well, but I know some days it won’t. Being in law school is tough. We face a ton of pressures daily – academically, socially, and professionally. Stress, anxiety, insomnia, and more can all take law school as their time to shine (rude of them, isn’t it?).
As we enter the new year, it’s helpful to remember that taking care of yourself is going to help you stay sane over the course of the term. Choose healthy food options when you can, get some exercise in, and engage in that foreign activity called sleep. Watch a video or two on building good habits that will serve you well in the long run. This does not require a drastic change to your lifestyle – baby steps are great.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, please do contact our free counselling services – or, if you’re not comfortable with that, start by chatting with a trusted friend (maybe even a law school friend). The Comms Squad is working hard to provide you with a mental health handbook in the near future, complete with practical tips to help you along the way. Please know that you are not alone.
To all of us who tend to take on more extracurriculars than our sanity can manage: remember to leave time to breathe. There are 101 things you could do this term. You don’t have to do all of them. We may be law students, but we’re definitely still human ones (mostly – Mikal Sokolowski may still be from Mars, it’s undecided). We have our limits, and it’s important to cut yourself some slack. You’re already in law school. You’re basically a rockstar.
You got this. Or maybe you don’t. Either way, it’s going to be okay.
Frost (Communications Committee Chair)