The Importance of Practicing Self-Care in College


Hello, beautiful readers!

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:

  • Exercise
  • Indulge in your favourite movie or television show
  • Spend time with loved ones
  • Unplug from your electronics

 

How do you practice self-care? 

24 thoughts on “The Importance of Practicing Self-Care in College

  1. I started exercising again and it really does wonders!!!!! Once ago I would wake up feeling tired and ready to go back to bed. After incorporating exercise in my daily routine I am like a chipmunk on caffiene (think alvin and the chipmunks…) the benefits of this are instant…! I’m telling yah….! Unplugging is another great tip that I’ve been practicing recently as well…! Great reminders thanks!

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  2. futurenurseanna

    Going to the gym twice a week for just an hour to an hour and a half helps so much!

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  3. Great post. I take a bath with candles on to decompress. xx

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  4. I agree, nice long hot bubble bath! Best way to decompress!

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  5. n1colesblo9

    Thanks for this post! I recently graduated from college and I can totally relate to the constant course reading and writing homework! I usually gather a few candles, and take a hot bath with some peaceful music in the background. That has always helped me to clear my head and relax.

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  6. cherryinspirations

    Love this post! Self-care is soooo important. I am so often stuck inside four closed walls, working from my room or working in the library so I like to take time to go to the local park and walk around, grab an ice cream if the weather is nice and just breathe.

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  7. blissfulboho

    Great post! I find that exercising and taking a nice hot bath once a while helps a lot 🙂

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  8. mirifederica

    I agree with you. My first two years of University I neglected a little my self-care: I was stressed and I couldn’t wait to go back home. Last year I started taking care of my self with a skincare routine, prettier outfits and so on: I felt very better!

    xx Federica | https://federicasdreams.wordpress.com/

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  9. This is such a great post! I like that you brought up unplugging from electronics as a form of self-care. It’s not something people think about a lot, but it is so important! After spending hours slaving away writing papers on my laptop, taking time away from an electronic screen is so vital.
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  10. Do something every day just for your benefit, whether it’s pampering yourself or proving to yourself how disciplined you can be.

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  11. Nice write up. Thank you so much for the wonderful Tips ☺️

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  12. Great suggestions. I also liked your post about suicide prevention. You do not shy away from the tougher topics which is great. I am someone show lives with Bipolar Disorder and Generalized Anxiety disorder and have been hospitalized several times years ago for feeling suicidal. Today I have coping skills for when things become overwhelming and today I value my life and wouldn’t want to end it. Sadly there are many people who don’t have these skills; mainly because too many people still associate getting help as being weak. It’s not. fyi my actual last name is Quap. I use the pseudonym Quapparino as a pen/pseudonym. I plan to read more of your posts. Thanks for creating your blog and being willing to writing about subjects like that.

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  13. Hi Erin
    I just want to say how very helpful this post is. I am a senior in college and facing a lot of hard moments. What I like the most about your post is that you giving tips that could help. Such an inspiretion and reminder about self care in college.

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  14. Jackson Miller

    Great post! I will definitely make an effort to take more time towards self-care throughout my next few years in college!

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  15. darshanakoirala

    Such important post! It’s inspiring me to create a post on the same topic 🙂
    Also – just want to let you know that you have a great blog!

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  16. This is so important because I know so many people that put schoolwork before their own well being. I used to be one of those people, but I now truly believe that in order to do well in school, you need to take care of yourself first — also your blog is one of my favorites!

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  17. I’m very passionate about how important self-care is. For me that means doing yoga, getting outside and getting fresh air, and reading a good book.

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  18. Love this! Self-care is SO important in college and it is often pushed aside and overlooked by so many (including myself). Thank you for sharing!

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  19. I love how you explained the perks of self-care!!! So important, seriously.

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  20. I’ve burnt myself out in high school so many times it was like there wasn’t any other option. Making the shift to college, I’ve made sure to make some “me time.” Your post is so informative thank you!

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