In part one of a two part Dave on the Mall we find out what Appalachian students are doing to take care of themselves.
Dave: On this Dave on the Mall, the first of a two-part series, we ask Appalachian State University students, “What are you going to do this week to take care of yourself?”
Voice 1: This week to take care of myself I’m gonna try to run every day because that’s my stress reliever.
Voice 2: This week to take care of myself, I’m going to make myself relax and sleep enough.
Voice 3: I’m going to stay in when other people go out just to give myself “me time.”
Voice 4: This week to take care of myself I’m just gonna get a lot of rest.
Voice 5: I’m probably gonna go the gym for about an hour, hour and a half, run around on the treadmill, more than likely.
Voice 6: One thing I’m going to do this week to take care of myself is that I’m going to eat well.
Voice 7: One thing I’m going to do to take care of myself is get ahead on my paper.
Voice 8: I’m going to work so I can be financially stable.
Voice 9: This week to take care of myself I’m going to get to bed on time.
Voice 10: I’m going to sleep in extra long.
Voice 11: This week to take care of myself I’m going to go to the gym every day.
Voice 12: I’m going to go climbing to relieve stress.
Voice 13: I am going to get a full night of sleep because I haven’t been able to do that in a while.
Voice 14: I’m going to devote time in the Bible because that just really puts me at the most rest.
Voice 15: This week to take care of myself I’m going to shower daily, I’m going to do my hair, brush my teeth, all the essentials...yeah!
Voice 16: This week to take care of myself, I’m going to brush my teeth.
Voice 17: This week to take care of myself, I’m going to take my A.D.D. medicine.
Voice 18: This week I am going to drink lots of water.
Voice 19: To take care of myself I am going to buy a lot of ice cream and just sit down and watch Netflix.
Voice 20: To take care of myself, I am going to go to bed before midnight at least one day.
Voice 21: I’m working with the athletic trainer to get my leg back into active condition.
Voice 22: This week to take of myself, I’m going to bathe and eat three meals a day and brush my teeth.
Voice 23: I’m going to eat healthy and work out.
Voice 24: I’m going to sleep for at least eight hours every night.
Voice 25: This week to take care of myself I’m probably going to do more stuff for me. You know, take time to withdraw and recuperate, and then go do stuff because I have a lot to do and you don’t want to overdo stuff.
Voice 26: Well, today I’m going to go take a nap, so I think that’s one of the things that’s going to take care of myself.
Dave: So we’ve now discovered what some Appalachian State University students are going to do to take care of themselves; next time, we’ll find out what Appalachian State Students are going to do to help someone else. I’m Dave, and that was Dave on the Mall.
Special thanks to: Brooke, Chandler, Laney, Derrick, Justin, Lindsey, Blake, Michaela, Jacqueline, Austin, Whitney, Sarah, Ivy, Ramsey, Kimberly, Anthony, Jonathan, Stephen, Kieran, Aaron, Ty, Kristen, Stephen, Mary Grace, Joanna, Liz, Dashina, Alisha, Bradley.
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About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.