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Self-care in college is something that people often times forget about or neglect to do, but it is definitely a necessity to staying sane and getting through college! Here are a few of my self-care tips!
- Know your limits
One of the most important parts of college is knowing your limits in regards to not taking on too many things. It is so easy to become overwhelmed with school, social life and clubs or groups you may be apart of. Always keep in mind that you are in college to get a degree, school trumps all at the end of the day. It is okay to say no to things, you don’t have to go to every event being put on and sometimes, it is okay to miss a class in order to catch up in other areas or you just need a break. If you exceed what you can actually handle it can become very overwhelming and make life miserable when it should be fun and worth wild!
- Establish a self-care regimen
Knowing what is good for you and your mental health is so important to know or figure out. For me, I take Fridays to relax and forget about school for the day. I will sleep in, take a bath, watch TV and just take the day to recuperate from the stress of the week. If you like reading, block time out before you go to bed to read your favorite book to unwind! Take a bath and relax, watch some TV or play your favorite video game! Everyone has different ways to unwind and practice self-care and it is totally all up to the person as to what they want to do!
- Take a Mental Health Break
Last year being a freshman was scary and sometimes I felt like all I did was school, eat and sleep and it was the worst feeling. I got to the point where I was having breakdowns more often than not about classes, friends and other things I was apart of. I decided to take a day and not go to class and just take the day to catch up on whatever I needed to and just relax and it was the best decision ever. Of course, I don’t recommend doing this every week because going to class is very important but if there is a week where you really can’t handle going to class, take the day and focus on getting your mental health back on track!
- Find Your Person
As cliche as this sounds it is so important to have a person in college that you can go to when you are feeling down or going through something. It is such a different atmosphere in college because you don’t have family to run to when you have a bad day, although they are just a phone call away it is important to have that person you can sit down and just get all your stress and struggles out to. Whether this be a best friend or a counselor at the school, any form of ‘your person’ is important to ensure you can maintain your mental health!
Those are my tips for maintaining self-care in college! I hope you guys enjoyed, if you have any questions or are struggling with college please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on Instagram! I would be more than willing to offer some advice or be a person to talk to!
Do you guys have any other self-care tips?
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