Midway into the semester, post midterms, and morale is at an all-time low. With the stress of classes, involvement, and social activities, it’s easy to get overbooked and overwhelmed. It’s important to take a step back for a second and check on yourself. To make sure that we are prioritizing our mental and physical health for the rest of the semester, here are some of the best tips that I’ve found so that your self-care is not overlooked.

  • make sure to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night
  • try to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day
  • clean up clutter in your room (a messy room can increase anxiety)
  • exercise for 20 to 30 minutes at least three times a week
  • watch a funny movie
  • drink a lot of water
  • engage in relaxing activities such as meditating and going on walks
  • journal

Last but not least, try and make time for activities that you enjoy. For me, this has been the most helpful. Sometimes I like to go to Depot Park to paint or read a good book. This is the time to really reset and sit in your thoughts. Taking a break from everyday life is crucial especially in the fast-paced environment of college.

Keep pushing through, we’re half-way through the semester! And don’t stop checking in on your mental and physical health. You are your biggest priority.