5 ways to practice self-care during the semester

self-care is important during stressful times and everyone needs to take a little time out to care for themselves

set aside a day of the week to do absolutely nothing


that's right do nothing. No matter you need a day to turn your brain off and relax. Try watching a movie or just spending the day with friends. The work can wait and will still be there the next day.

Eat healthy and mindfully


I'm not saying to alter your whole diet and start the newest diet. Remember what you put into your body has an effect on how you feel. So start small and find out what works best for you.

express gratitude


Every night before bed write down or say aloud five things you are grateful for. This helps you to remember to be in the present and remember the little things.

try meditation or yoga


This is not for everyone to trust me. But meditating for even 5 minutes a day teaches you breathing techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga is also a great workout technique as well!

read a book FOR FUN!!!


Yup for fun! College can make reading seem like a drag but it doesn't have to be. Pick a new book or something you've read before. Books are an escape from reality and each one is new adventure

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