College Students Don't Know How To Self-Care, And It's Affecting Their Whole College Experience

College Students Don't Know How To Self-Care, And It's Affecting Their Whole College Experience

Self-care is the difference between a good life and a GREAT life.


Being in college is a very stressful time for just about anyone. Between classes, homework, clubs, and keeping up with a social life, it's very difficult (almost impossible) to fully manage it all...and do it well.

Most college students put a lot of pressure on themselves to get the best grades or to have the highest GPA, which ends up being very taxing. Sometimes, it can be so taxing that it can be detrimental to a student's well-being.

The rate of college students being diagnosed with anxiety and depression disorders is at an all-time high. There have even been multiple cases of students ending up in the hospital due to unhealthy levels of stress! Even though some of this can stem from genetic factors, the root cause of these disorders, I believe, is a lack of self-care.

Self-care is a very broad topic, but it all comes down to three main components: sleep, nutrition, and stress. If you aren't getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night, eating well, or managing stress in healthy ways (exercise, meditation, therapy, etc.), odds are you aren't participating in self-care.

This puts your college experience at risk! You aren't paying thousands of dollars a year to be stressed; you are paying to be blessed by a college-level education and enjoying life.

So, if you want to get the best out of your college experience (and actually learn a thing or two): get 7-9 hours of sleep per night, eat a vegetable every day, and find a way to manage your stress!

A lot of people would be surprised at how such little changes can make a huge impact on making a good life into a GREAT life.

Not only will self-care change your school health, but it will also change your social, relational, and mental health.

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