What is Self-Care?
Taking care of yourself - mentally, physically, and emotionally - will help you to maintain a more balanced life as a student and be resilient in the face of challenges and heavy workloads. Self-care is intentional and involves doing something for yourself that you know will be beneficial to your overall wellbeing.
What activities in your life bring you joy, relaxation, fulfillment, energy?
A significant part of self-care involves being self aware of the emotions we’re feeling and how we are coping with stressful situations. Reflect on what your needs are and what actions or activities will bring healing and strength when stress is presenting itself.
Feeling exhausted and run down? What can you do to energize yourself?
Why practice Self-Care?
- Manages stress
- Increases stamina
- Boosts immune system
- Decreases anxiety
- Increases capacity to care for others
- Makes you more productive
- Establishes boundaries for yourself and for others
- Pack a healthy lunch/snack
- Take a break
- Ask for help!
- Go for a walk
- Think of three things you are grateful for
- Watch a movie
- Declutter your room
- Work out
- Make your bed
- Listen to music
- Read a book other than your textbook