The Importance of Indulgence

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Your college years are fleeting—blink once, and suddenly you’re standing in a graduation gown wishing you could go back in time and relive the memories you made. Four years may seem long, but you’ll inevitably find yourself at the end of them, wondering how they passed in no time at all.

College is all about pursuing your dreams—but it should also be about living life to the fullest. The memories you make during those formative years will stay with you for the rest of your life, so don’t forget to have fun! You’re young and full of energy—so while you should of course work hard, you should also spend time doing the things that make you happiest. Keep reading for our favorite ways to indulge.

Eat Dessert First You don’t have to take this quite so literally, but the concept is something you can apply to your life when you just need to let loose. In college, we’re often incredibly hard on ourselves, especially during a time when we’re really just supposed to be learning how to live life—not already have it all figured out. Not allowing yourself to give into little temptations can make you crazy, so don’t deprive yourself and eat that piece of cake you know you’ve been dying for.

Take Time to Relax It’s all too easy to get caught up in exams and hectic work schedules, but overworking yourself will only result in burn out and exhaustion. While it may seem counterintuitive to take a break from working when you’re stressed, unplugging from the chaos of daily life can actually help you focus better and be more productive in the long run. So when you start to feel overwhelmed, try turning everything off—both your computer and your brain. Take a bath, go for a run, and don’t think about your worries for a day. Indulging in some “me time” will keep you refreshed for weeks to come.

Have Some Fun When you’re in need of a good laugh, get your girls together for night out. Whether you’re just going to a quiet dinner or planning to dance the night away, having some fun with your friends truly does wonders for your soul. Since we all know the best part of going out with friends is getting ready together beforehand, make it a point to set aside a few hours for primping with your friends. Blast your music, sing at the top of your lungs, and throw on some red lipstick and your favorite Juicy Couture perfume before a night on the town.

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