By Ava Kesler
Summer should be a time of relaxation and joy. You're finally off of school, you get to do whatever you want, yet why do you have this sense of depression lurking over you?
Summer sadness is completely normal and to be expected.
You go from the high-pressure environment of school, deadlines, assignments, packed afternoons with sports and clubs, to almost nothing.
It is extremely important to have this break from the usual routine. But many of us will find a sudden depression in mood. The lack of structure to the day can harm us emotionally.
Many of us will be stuck being "bored." Netflix and Instagram will eventually become tiresome.
As a solution, the answer is to occupy yourself with things you normally wouldn't be able to do during the school year.
This could be organizing, finding new hobbies, and hanging out with friends.
There is always something to do. Learn to not need a teacher in a classroom to tell you what that something is.
Do something creative this summer that you can look back on and be proud of yourself.
As humans, we need to have something to do in order to be in somewhat of a good mood. As summer approaches, try to take the opportunity to explore what you love.
Develop your identity.
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