Most college students are familiar with the basics of health and wellness, such as eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep; however, most students are not familiar with the practice of prioritizing self-care, especially when they are juggling academics, work, and extracurricular activities. When a student become stressed and overwhelmed, self-care is often the first thing to go. As assignments begin to pile up, it’s easy to think you can’t afford to take a break; however, by allowing yourself time to de-stress and engage in self-care may help to improve focus, motivation, and energy.
Self-care is about prioritizing your mental, physical, and emotional health to have a more complete and balanced life. Contrary to popular belief, self-care does not have to be complicated or take a ton of time. It is important to remember that minor changes accumulate into major developments over time, so don’t give up. Keep pushing and trying new things.
Utilizing self-care strategies is an important part of maintaining wellness during college. Although self-care is may differ for each individual, self-care impacts every individuals overarching well-being. Remember that self-care is a personal endeavor, so each suggestion may not resonate with you.
Need help with organizational skills, time management, or developing your self-care routine? Talk to Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities or make an appointment with the Student Health and Counseling Center today!