We know how it goes: you’ve got a million assignments to do, exams to study for, and a social life to maintain. It can be a real struggle to find time for self-care amidst all that chaos.
So, what is self-care exactly? Self-care is simply taking the time to take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This can look different for everyone, but some common examples include exercise, meditation, spending time with loved ones, and spending time doing your favourite hobbies. The key is to make time for activities that bring you joy and help you relax.
Here are some tips to help you prioritize self-care while you’re swamped with studies:
Make a schedule (and stick to it!)
Having a set plan for your self-care activities can help you make sure you’re actually taking the time for yourself. Block off some “me time” in your calendar just like you
would for an exam or a meeting. When the time comes turn off your phone, close your laptop, and do something that makes you happy.
Find what works for you
Everyone’s self-care routine is different, so don’t be afraid to get creative and find what works best for you. Maybe it’s taking a bubble bath before bed, or going for a morning run. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something you actually enjoy. And don’t be afraid to switch things up if you feel like it.
Exercise is a great way to take care of both your physical and mental health. Even just a quick 20-minute walk can do wonders for your stress levels. If you’re not a fan of going to the gym, find an activity that you actually enjoy, like a dance class or yoga. The key is to find something that gets you moving and helps you blow off some steam.
Connect with others
Spending time with friends and loved ones is a great way to recharge your batteries. Talking through your stress with someone you trust can also be a huge help. So, don’t be afraid to reach out to someone and make plans.
It’s important to remember that it’s okay to take a break. Whether it’s reading a good book or taking a nap, taking some time for yourself can help you recharge and come back to your studies feeling refreshed.
Prioritize self-care and give yourself the love and attention you deserve. Your future self will thank you! 🎯
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