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The Art of Taking a Break
Comment Editor Kat Smith explains the importance of taking a break
The stereotype of a lazy student just isn’t true anymore. Coasting through university with no work experience, society involvement or commendable grades isn’t the expectation. There is so much pressure on us, hitting us at all angles: our academic commitments, social life and societies are just a few of the possible things we can be dealing with as 21st-century students.
“There is always something else on the to-do list
“Taking breaks from commitments and responsibilities from time to time will not be letting anyone down
I have never resented any part of my university experience (apart from my Widening Horizons module in first year but we all know the struggle). I absolutely love being a part of Redbrick and the opportunities, friends and sense of reward it has provided me with. My course constantly teaching me new things and allows me to think in different ways. I have tried sports I never knew I would (my parents were particularly surprised to hear I’d spent my third weekend at UoB in the Peak District climbing in the freezing cold). I can honestly say I’ve had the best time so far, and I am learning to not let the volume of tasks to complete hold me back from enjoying my three short years in the second city.
“Moments of stress are inevitable and can give us the adrenaline to see an essay to the end or finish the last bit of revision
I hope that one day I’ll have my life so together that stress never enters the equation. But let’s be honest, that’s not going to happen. So for now, I’m learning to slow down and enjoy life as it is without getting swept up in all the things I could or should be doing instead.