Especially during the school year, a million distractions prevent us from realizing that firstly, we need to take care of ourselves. Being swept in the swirl of assignments, preparing for exams or taking care of others might drain out all of our energy. In order to recharge and stabilize ourselves, here are some easy self-care tips that you can follow to make each day of your life shine.
This advice does not refer to the place you live in only, but also to the activities that make up your life. Clean up all the unnecessary projects, get rid of toxic friends, courses at a school that does not benefit you, apps on your phone that only waste your time and you will breathe easier than ever before. Gradually you will learn to respect your work and value the time given to you in this life more and put your priorities into a better perspective. Of course, cleaning up is also good for physical health. A neat working space increases productivity. Besides, you could give back to your local community or your college through donating and recycling the things you no longer need.
Be Your Own Fan
Sometimes we tire quickly because we are too harsh in our judgement of ourselves. To reverse the process, start talking to yourself like you would talk to your own best friend. You would never point out how bad they look, or how slow they work, would you? The same should go to you. Compliment yourself in the mirror before leaving for school, give yourself time to relax during work and gently encourage yourself to become a better version of yourself every day.
Take a Break
Allow yourself to breathe. There is a special app that can alert you when you need to relax, but if you do not have it installed, just remember to get up and walk around, stretch, lay down, close your eyes or massage your own neck for five minutes each working hour. Even concentrating on your breathing and taking deep breaths can help you out. You will notice how much more productive you can become from getting refreshed for just five minutes.
Sometimes what wears us down the most is not our activity, but the way we approach the world. Spewing out negativity and being grumpy does not help you in any way. In order to be more open and positive, you can change your view of life. Each day on your way to work, find five things to be thankful for. It could be anything: a tree that gives a new life to your neighborhood, the smell of fresh cookies from the bakery down the road, the sound of birds chirping. If you spend a little bit of your time to really be thankful and grateful for the things that surround you, you will notice how the world changes for the better, and you change with it as well.