Healthy Habits to Adopt for the New Quarter


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Mia Souther, Editor of Wellness

Whether you’re participating in the new blending learning module for the upcoming quarter or continuing distance learning, it’s important to reassess your daily habits. Figuring out what brings you joy and what needs to change is essential for prioritizing your mental health. We’re constantly growing into a fuller version of ourselves. So habits that served you a year ago might not serve the current version of yourself. That’s perfectly okay! Here are some ideas for healthy habits to try and possibly incorporate into your daily life:

  1. Go Outdoors

It’s easy to get used to being inside for long periods. Even a quick twenty-minute walk will help clear the mind and ease negative feelings. A 2015 study concluded that “those who did a nature walk had lower activity in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region that is active during rumination — defined as repetitive thoughts that focus on negative emotions.” Thus, a brief outdoor walk can have a lasting impact on your mental wellbeing.

  1. Join a Club

Human connection is so important, even if you can only connect virtually right now. Clubs are a great way to meet people and get involved with something you are passionate about. Thankfully, our school has a variety of clubs to choose from, whether you’re interested in mental health awareness or anime.

  1. Take Breaks

While it’s easy to get caught up working on assignments for hours, it’s vital to prioritize your mental health. Try taking a few breaks in between getting work done. Spend your time off practicing a self-care activity like journaling or meditating.

  1. Be Proud of Yourself

Be proud of everything you’ve accomplished thus far, no matter how big or small. This year has been challenging, so choosing to focus on the little things will do wonders for your perspective. 


Good luck with this next quarter! We’re rooting for you, coyotes! You’ve got this.