Self-Care Tips For The Busy College Student
By Khadejah Stegall
Khadejah is a part of the TLC College Ambassador Program and attends North Carolina A&T University.
College is where you spend some of the best years of your life. For some students, college is stressful from dealing with classes to balancing a job and extracurricular activities. Overwhelming activity can become burdensome and leave a student weary. It’s great to serve but important that you take care of yourself. If you aren’t feeling your best, then you can’t perform at your best. With a few self-care tips, you will be able to manage a hectic schedule.
Don’t skip meals
We’ve experienced days without eating and forgot. One of the most important meals of the day that you shouldn’t skip is breakfast. Your body needs energy to function throughout the day and if you aren’t providing your body with a healthy diet, it can lead to moodiness and difficulty of concentrating.
Reunite with your friend you’ve been too busy to see
No matter how busy your schedule is, you always make time for what you care about. Meet up with that friend you bump into and have been meaning to catch up with. Good conversation and vibes will bring peace to your mind and help get you through the week. If you are busy and reading this, stop what you are doing and go schedule some quality time with a friend.
Go eat at your favorite restaurant alone
What? Alone?! If you are a busy college student, you are most likely around people all the time that need your attention. Alone time is imperative to staying sane and just clearing your mind out. It’s nothing like eating at your favorite restaurant and enjoying your own company.
Don’t wake up right before class
It may be hard for you to get up in the morning, but if you get up with just enough time to get ready for your class, it’s likely that you woke up overwhelmed thinking about everything you need to do. When you wake up early, you can mentally prepare for the day and knock out some work. Waking up early is a great way to be productive and clear your mind before the day starts.
Exercise can improve your mood and relive stress. Find a time to incorporate a workout or get a workout accountability partner to help you stay motivated. Eating sweets or your favorite unhealthy meal may relieve stress but it doesn’t do great things for your body and can bring more harm than help by telling your brain to want more unhealthy food.
Watch your favorite movie
This may sound simple, but watching your favorite movie could motivate you. Your favorite movie can remind you of the goodness in life or just give you a good laugh that you needed.
A busy life doesn’t have to be stressful but with a little self-care, you can make the journey enjoyable by taking care of yourself so you can perform at your best.
Khadejah Stegall is a college mommy blogger that inspires others to achieve the impossible through the power of Jesus. She enjoys family time, eating vegan meals when it's convenient and mentoring others on professional development. To be inspired by more post, follow her blog at khadejahstegall.com.