We hope that your reading week treated you well! This month's stress management tip is to check in with yourself and get enough sleep.
Though the name contains a word relating to schoolwork, using the time off school for non-schoolwork can be even more important. School is stressful, our program is stressful, and stress takes a toll on your body.
I've heard this exchange several times since the end of reading week:
"How much did you get done over reading week?"
"Oh... not much, I was so bad, I mostly slept."
If that was you, that's perfectly okay! It's not bad to listen to what your body is telling you. Getting enough sleep is absolutely vital to maintaining your health (unless you're Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, who sleeps 2 hours per night. Are you the Rock? I don't think so, go to bed on time).
Your reading week doesn't have to be a binary between relaxing and productive. Relaxing IS productive if it helps you stay healthy. If you did manage to progress on work over reading week, congratulations and treat yourself to an early bedtime with that extra time. If you slept and marathoned movies starring Strong Independent Women in the workplace or superhero shows or the Rock's movies, also congratulations!
Stay healthy, stay rested, AVSSU.