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Let’s get real here: being a student is hard. As a woman in college, it’s not uncommon to feel anxious, stressed, or just plain not in control of your life—and allowing your wellness to fall to the back burner can only exacerbate these feelings. So this year, consider the new semester a fresh start. Your GPA is high, your tan is strong, you are thriving—and you’re going to keep it that way. Keep reading for our top self-care tips to be the best version of you this semester.
“Netflix and chill” is our favorite mode, too, but unfortunately walking to and from the kitchen doesn’t actually count as exercise. Even if it’s not a daily activity, schedule 30 minutes of activity into your schedule a few times a week. It’s amazing what endorphins can do for your brain power, and you’ll be thanking yourself when your GPA suddenly starts to fly off the charts.
Take Small Steps Toward Personal Care
Yes, this should be a given—but when you’re running on two hours of sleep and you have back-to-back classes for six hours straight, sometimes wellness isn’t your first priority. Our best tip? Make your routine on-the-go ready. A simple kit with basics like a toothbrush, deodorant, and Simply Summer’s Eve™ Cleansing Cloths will ensure you feel your best at all times—no matter what. And for those days where you may have a few minutes to spare for a relaxing shower, pamper yourself with a fresh cleanser like the Simply Summer’s Eve™ Gentle Cleansing Wash which features a luxurious, soft foam infused with skin-loving botanicals.
We know an everything-free diet can be expensive, so focus on the feasible and come up with a plan to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Whether it’s adding greens into your smoothie or choosing almonds over chips and fruit over cookies. Small changes can make a huge impact on the way you feel.
The stress of college can make you feel like crawling into a hole and hiding from the world at times—but when you do feel that way, you should do exactly the opposite. Everything you want is outside of your comfort zone. If you’re overwhelmed, fight the anti-social voice in your head and reach out to the people you love. Whether you’re grabbing a quick coffee together or hosting a full-out movie marathon–these moments are the best medicine for your anxious soul.
Okay, so you probably don’t need a reminder to get your z’s—but those 16 hours you slept after that all-nighter you pulled don’t exactly equal out. Try establishing a routine that’s not only healthier, but easier to follow as well. Your first step would be reading then going to bed an hour earlier to get a head start on your mornings. Who knows? You may even start showing up to that 8 a.m.