College can be both exciting and sstressful. Practicing self-care is one way to reduce stress and maintain a high quality of life. It is easy to neglect taking care of yourself when your schedule is jam-packed with activity. Self-care is one method to help you relax, unwind and de-stress.
1. Self-care prevents overload ‘burnout’
We’ve all been there – you push yourself to the point where you can no longer function effectively. I am guilty of this. With assignments, course reading, and other responsibilities I often find myself burning out and crashing. Practicing self-care helps you maintain a balance to avoid reaching that point.
2. Self-care reduces the negative effects of stress
Stress is effective, to a degree. If you remain under high stress for a long period of time, it breaks down both your mind and body. By taking care of yourself, you keep the stress at a manageable level where it does not consume you.
3. Self-care enhances your overall wellbeing
Self-care addresses many aspects of your health and wellbeing, including: Physical/psychological health, fostering meaningful relationships, managing stress. Self-care is not just crucial for your body and mind.
To conclude this post, I’m sharing some simple methods of self-care that I use daily, and you can too:
- Indulge in your favourite movie or television show
- Spend time with loved ones
- Unplug from your electronics
How do you practice self-care?