Seniors: give yourself a break


The Editorial Board

Five out of seven days of the week, many students at MV have a similar routine. 

Wake up, go to school, do homework, and go to sleep, with the main difference lying in everything that happens between each of those. 

With the same routine the majority of the week for about 40 weeks out of the year, burn out can happen fast especially at this point in the school year. 

It is easy to get caught up in the routine of school. Sometimes day after day we don’t get a break from having a test and then going home to study (and stress) for another one the next day. 

When this happens, senioritis kicks in. A student’s motivation goes down but their stress goes up. 

If one is feeling burned out on whatever the case may be, take a break.

Whether it is taking a nap, visiting a friend, watching a movie, or practicing a sport or hobby, find something that will allow one to destress for a while. 

Looking past the guilt one might feel when they are not being productive is hard, but sometimes it is best to take moments for oneself by doing an enjoyable activity to relax.

A big part of our lives is living outside of school, but if we are never doing that and always worrying about schoolwork, we don’t get to enjoy that life.

A fine line exists between complete senioritis and giving yourself a break but taking a step back to enjoy your high school years will relieve stress and increase motivation and productivity. 

Seniors, remember what is near: graduation. Don’t give up now.