It’s getting to the time where the holiday breaks and the end of the semester are creeping up on us. We sometimes find ourselves struggling to make it through the week and balancing school and work. Here are a few things to help you sit back, relax and enjoy life.
1. Take a break.
I think I tend to struggle with this most of the time, especially when my weeks are filled with exams, papers, and meetings. Taking an hour out of your day, each day will help you to sit back and relax. Read a book, put your phone away, or even go for a walk; anything that will get your mind off of the stressful college life that we all live.
2. Face Masks.
With stress comes the unfortunate breakouts. Doing a facemask is the perfect stress reliever not only for their soothing and facial clearing purposes but also the fact that you look really funny when your face is covered in an activated charcoal face mask 😉
My favorite face mask at the moment:
- Fresh – Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
3. Light some candles.
My apartment is really good about ALWAYS having candles in stock. Placing candles around your apartment or room can help bring to alleviate some of the stress in the room.
My favorites scents:
- Pine Needle
- Anything Voluspa
One of my favorite stress-relievers is baking! Go to Pinterest, find your favorite recipe and get mixing. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to take the time to do something and also have a delicious outcome. My favorite thing to bake is banana bread – this recipe puts a little spin on it and also tastes delish!
5. Don’t be afraid of change.
My last remedy for taking time for yourself is to not be afraid of change. Following a schedule from day to day can make things easy at times but sometimes you need to put yourself first and take a step off your everyday path.
” Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh