This post is all about self-care in college.
Self-Care is so important in college. I can not stress that enough.
It’s so easy to fall into a grueling routine of get up, go to class, study, go to more classes, eat maybe, bang out a last minute paper, fall asleep, and wake up to do it all over again tomorrow.
I still don’t know how I graduated it baffles me often.
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However, not taking a moment to practice some self-care while living in the moments of what most people call the best years of their life is a waste!
College is literally the only time in your life you can practice being an adult without truly having all of the responsibilities.
There is no meal plan in real life; you will have to grocery shop! I hate it here!
This post shows you how to practice self-care in college.
Here are five ways you can get all your work and classes completed while also taking care of yourself.
Start a Pampering Morning Routine
Light a candle, get a face mask, and take a few extra minutes to just sit in silence and prepare for the day ahead. You’ll be surprised how those few extra minutes can change your attitude towards a long day ahead.
Listen to Music or a Self-Care Podcast
Get you some earphones and listen to music on your way to class. Tune out the fact that you’re walking to that class you hate.
Focus on the music and walk to the beat of your favorite tunes. It will make your commute to class a tad bit easier.
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Write An Encouraging Note to Yourself the Night Before.
It doesn’t have to be a long essay with an annotated bibliography. Just a quick “You got this!” note telling your future self that you can conquer the day.
After you do this for a while you’ll have a stack of encouraging notes for yourself to look back on when you graduate. You’ll be proud of yourself.
It’s Okay to Say NO to Hanging Out.
If you’re starting to feel burnt out, take a day to yourself. After classes you can just relax. You can hang out in your room or take advantage of the benches around campus. Just take a breather I promise it will be okay.
Take Advantage of Help on Campus.
Let’s be honest for a moment, College is stressful af! If you feel like you need to talk to someone don’t be afraid to do so.
There are counselors available to talk to on almost every college campus. If there’s not one available or you don’t feel comfortable telling them what you are feeling there are other options.
- Find a professor that wouldn’t mind listening because they’ve been you before and they will understand.
- Look for a student support group on campus that you can join.
- Call the suicide hotline. You don’t have to be contemplating suicide to talk to them. They will listen to you.