Dr. John Kabat-Zinn calls mindfulness "paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally."
Life, in short, can be stressful. You can have school, work, taking care of your family, chores, bills, and everything else going on. When life gets busy and stressful, it can seem like there is no time to even catch your breath.
It may seem counter-productive at times like these, but taking time to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical wellness is equally as important as time to study and work. Without caring for your health, you may find yourself feeling run-down, tired, or burnt out. Self-care is important during your time as a student, and throughout your lifetime. We hope you’ll find resources in this guide to connect you with health, wellness, and happiness!
This guide is not intended to be used as medical advice or in lieu of medical care. Always consult your physician if you are experiencing health problems or before beginning a nutrition or exercise program.