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Mental Health

Why Going Home for the Weekend can Help

As college students, we often lose ourselves in the endless amount of papers, homework and group projects. I can confess to falling in this spiral one too many times, especially during finals season.

I started feeling trapped, frustrated and defeated more times than I can count. In addition, I could not go home this year for Easter partly because my parents were going to buy a car and even if I wanted to go home, I knew the guilt of losing time for schoolwork would be too much to bear. However, it only took a phone call to later to decide that going home the next weekend had to happen.

Though I didn’t get as much work done as I would have liked, having a mini-getaway from campus was the staycation I never knew I needed. So, ladies, here’s three reasons why going home for the weekend may not be so bad.

  • It allows you to reflect: A lot of times, when we’re in the thick of school and activities at college, there’s little time for reminding yourself of some of the goals that you want to accomplish. Though everyone’s life at home is different, taking time at home to reflect on some of the non-school related goals you have may make all the difference.

  • Being able to see family and friends: This may not reflect happiness for everyone, but for the ones who recharge with company, being able to see family, especially when you’re away at school, can really help to brighten your spirit. Besides who doesn’t miss mom’s cooking.

  • Lastly, you can take care of business: Personally, being able to go home allows me to go shopping, check any mail that came for me, and get a health check-up that otherwise would be impossible at school.

So, the next time you’re contemplating going home, give it a chance.

I'm Kyra Wilkins who is a freshmen majoring in communications and an aspiring journalist. I am able to explore my creative side through writing. I am excited to be able to be a voice for others.
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