4 Ways To Be Good To Yourself
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4 Ways To Be Good To Yourself

"Take time to do what makes your soul happy."

4 Ways To Be Good To Yourself

Each time I hang up the phone, one last phrase manages to escape from my grandmother's lips. It has become her signature. A phone call is not over until I hear these four words. The same four words that circle through my mind and drive my actions.

"Be good to yourself."

Before you can leave a positive impact on others, you have to remember how incredibly important YOU are. I'm serious. Self-care is anything but selfish.

Especially in college, it's easy to become lost, overwhelmed…stressed. One day everything can be running smoothly and then suddenly the world comes crashing down on you.

Self-care does not mean the same thing for everyone. There are endless ways to give back to yourself, that are not simply limited to getting a massage or mani-pedi (although we do love those). I'm talking about the self-care that is good for your soul. This can be as simple as taking ten minutes to meditate, thirty minutes to run outside, or hours laughing with your favorite people.

Namaste All Day

I started meditating in high school, and it really is a wonderful way to give back to yourself for a few minutes each day. Check out the Headspace App, which was created in 2010 and offers over one hundred audio sessions!! The sessions cover a variety of topics from sleep to anxiety, and can be as quick as five minutes.

Catch Some Rays

Go outside and stay outside. As the days get warmer and brighter, try to grab a meal with friends or do some homework in a hammock. Sometimes all I need is a little sunshine to lift my spirits. Let your inner granola girl free!

You're Not Alone

Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are countless resources from friends and family members to counseling centers and psychologists that are available to you. It's okay to reach out and talk to others--there is always a way. Our minds are just as important as our bodies. Remember, ya gotta nourish to flourish!

Lean On Each Other

Surrounding yourself with positive people that are willing to listen can make a world of difference. I'm so grateful to have a strong support system both at school and at home. Whether it's a group taco night, karaoke performance, or night of watching game show bloopers, I can ALWAYS count on my friends to 'spark joy' in my life.

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