Taking care of yourself inside and out


Kendall Glover, Entertainment Editor

Taking care of yourself mentally and physically is very important. There are many ways to do this, and by exercising your brain and body, you are helping yourself relax, improving your mood, and bringing calmness into your day.

If you’re into exercising, running is a healthy way to take care of your body. Running can help you sleep and can also improve your mood. Improving your mood can help you concentrate on things like school, and therefore help you get better grades. You can also get results like these from walking and swimming. Some people like slower-paced activities, such as yoga. Yoga can help improve your sleeping habits and overall improve your quality of life. Several studies show that yoga helps to lower stress and relieve tension.

However, if you’re not really into exercising, there are other ways to get those benefits. One way is through writing. Things like journaling and even blogging are good forms of writing. All forms of expressive writing have proven to be very therapeutic and can improve your mood. Being able to write out your thoughts and feelings helps you communicate them better. Another way is through drawing. It is important to get your creative side out somewhere, and drawing has tons of benefits. Drawing brings attention to detail and helps you focus, and also improves your mood and memory. If nothing here seems to jump out at you, there is one simple thing you can do, and that is: breathe. Taking deep breaths will lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Deep breathing is said to reverse the effects of stress, and practicing taking deep breaths throughout your day can help to calm you.

Overall, it is very important to take care of yourself, and these are just a few ways that you can; there are many more out there.