Sometimes, when you’re at university (or in another role that takes up a lot of time) then it can sometimes be difficult to remember to take time to look after yourself. This can sometimes lead down a spiral of treating yourself a little bit shoddily. I know I talk about self-care a lot on my blog but that’s because I feel like it’s such an important thing. I have struggled with looking after myself while being at uni but I have come up with a few tips that have been helping me look after my star player (aka myself).
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Obvious much, Katie? It’s the truth when you think about it. When your self-care routine is hard to keep up with and ever-changing then it’s going to feel like a chore rather than being something you do to show yourself some love. I try and keep my self-care tasks as simple as can be so that it doesn’t hinder my normal daily schedule.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
Self-care means a different thing for everyone. For some people simply getting out of bed in the morning is an act of self-care and then for others buying a bunch of flowers for themselves weekly. So although I may give you a few ideas in my posts on what you can do for self-care, please only do the stuff that you feel will make you feel shiny and new. I’ve tried other peoples activities for self-care and some of them just don’t float my boat. And that’s completely fine. Do you, boo.
GET RID OF GUILT
I completely get it. We all sometimes feel some guilt for spending time on ourselves but I’ll never understand why this is. I get myself into a tizzy about spending 45 minutes in the bath doing a full-body shave, exfoliating and moisturising session but I feel like a freakin’ goddess when I’m finished so that 45 minutes is worth the hours of self-confidence I gain after. I urge you to get rid of the guilt that can come along with putting yourself first. It’s not selfish, it’s self-care.
LET IT BE A WAY TO RELIEVE STRESS
Studying can be hella stressful. Ask any student in any level of their academic journey and they will agree. So try your best to make your self-care routine something that invites you to blow off a little steam and chill you out. Have at least one task set up that you know is 100% a stress killer, something like running, journalling or listening to your angry playlist.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope that this post can help you add a little more self-care into your student life. What’s your favourite self-care task? See you tomorrow for a brand new post! Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.
“What is done in love is done well” – Vincent Van Gogh
Lots of loves,