Because it isn't always about bubble baths and face masks.
1. Get Plenty Of Rest
This one might seem obvious but it is extremely important. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your life by causing constant fatigue, appetite and mood changes, just to name a few. It's easy to get caught up in the stress of daily life and sacrifice your sleep, especially if you're a college student and/or working. Set aside time for short power naps or try to arrange your day in a way that will allow you to go to bed earlier. Trust me, your body will thank you.
2. Eat Well
Eating healthy is a struggle that a lot of people face (including myself). But it doesn't always mean that you have to count calories or eat a salad. Eating well can also mean eating regularly, like not skipping breakfast in the morning. Not eating all day and then eating a large meal in the evening deprives you of the energy you need throughout the day and not to mention it isn't good for you. Make sure you are mindful of your eating schedule and allow yourself time throughout the day to eat.
This is another one that people often struggle with. Most of the time, people think of exercise as just going to the gym and working out really hard while not enjoying it. This is not necessarily the case. You can exercise in a lot of different ways, such as walking outside, swimming, playing a recreational sport etc. I have recently started exercising more and I was pleasantly surprised at how much it has improved my life, especially my mood and attitude towards myself.
4. Find Something You Love to Do and Make Time to Do It
This can be anything, whether it's a hobby or just a simple past time such as reading a book. But it should be something outside of work or school, this way you have an outlet for your stress and you can decompress from your busy day or week. Finding things that make you happy is very beneficial to your overall health, and it helps you in having something to look forward to during tough times.
5. Be More Kind to Yourself
It can be easy to be very hard on ourselves, especially when we are very busy and facing lots of pressures from work or school. It's so important that you treat yourself with kindness and recognize that you do not have to hold the world on your shoulders. It's okay to take time for yourself and re-schedule smaller commitments if it means that you get a little bit of extra rest. Your mind is a very powerful thing and being seeing yourself in a positive light is essential in keeping it healthy.