The last month of school always presents stress for students. We’ve been curious about what’s different for students in this current context. There’s good news and less good news. As you may have noticed in yourself, family, friends, or co-workers, internal reserves are low! There’s the sense of “enough is enough” with the pandemic as well as the pressure to “be happy! Things are finally shaping up!”. And yet, there’s the stress of re-entering the normalcy of more commitments, more traffic, more noise and crowds. Our nervous systems are adjusting but it’s going to take some time. What’s required is more self-kindness and that comes in many different forms– more sleep, less judgment, more downtime and time with friends and family. Now for the good news, it’s so wonderful to hear how students are thinking about next year and how excited they are for a fresh start– planning, goal-setting, and dreaming are essential to wellbeing!
Please encourage your students to stop by Wellness when they’re on campus if only to introduce themselves and see what we have to offer. Thanks to LPIE and parents Club we’ve made an exciting investment in all kinds of supplies that will benefit student wellbeing!
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