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Putting Yourself First

Your busy schedule may look something like this – class, class, a quick stop at Starbucks, 1 hour to do homework, lunch, back to class, stop by for a professor’s office hours before your last class of the day. You then feel like you need a nap or some alone time, but you really need to exercise. So, you go to the FAC, grab Boulder with friends, but then have to go to the library to finish preparing for classes and finish that paper due tomorrow.

Phew! You must be exhausted. Couple that with the stress of getting good grades or being a helpful member of the Loyola community. It is a lot. This stress can be exhausting and also impact other areas of your life, such as academics or relationships.

To keep on top of your mental and emotional well-being, take a few minutes every day and ask yourself:

  1. How am I feeling today?
  2. Do I feel stressed? Sad? Something else?
  3. Where is this feeling coming from?
  4. How can change this?
  5. What are some resources I can take advantage of?

Remember there are excellent services available on Loyola’s campus whether that be The Counseling Center or Student Health and Education Services. Remember, you come first!