I feel like many college students understand that feeling when you wake up one morning, after a night of binge watching Netflix, writing that paper you should have done last weekend, or just sleeping on your wrong side and knowing that your body (or your mind) is just not going to work with you today.
As you walk through campus hoping that this cup of coffee is going to work until you and your lovely bed can meet once again, it is important to give yourself some care.
There are so many things going on in your life but sometimes it is most important to remember what is most important… you and your well being.
People tell me that I think too much about everything… understatement of the century. I have to say that self care is probably the only reason I have not burnt myself out this year.
We talk about our minds and bodies so often, we should talk about self care.
Self care can be as little as knowing that you are stressing your body or mind too much and that it might be time to watch a funny cat video or two.
Sleep is my favorite type of self care, when I have time I will fall asleep anywhere and for as long as I can. I slept 12 hours last Sunday and when I woke up, I was like “Damn, I forgot I could look so well rested”.
I know that my reality is different from everyone else but something that get me through the days where I am not sure when I will have time to eat, is giving myself self affirmations.
Some days are tough, but telling yourself that you are tougher is always that little motivation to push yourself a little closer to your goals.
Here are some to try:
- My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
- I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
- I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
- Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
- I’m becoming a better person every day.
- I radically accept myself.
- My life is just beginning.
If nothing of these really float your boat, there are tons online or you can just make some up for yourself. But remember, support yourself!
Finals are on there way but remember, you got this!
If you feel like you are going at this alone, know I am proud of you.