A Guide to Self-Care



Keeping a balance

Managing a good balance between social life, academics, and sleep are vital to keeping yourself happy and sane. Which leads us into time management. Now it may seem like I’m beating a dead horse but without an organized schedule, you’ll be prone to forget important items and that’s not optimal in a work or college setting.


Knowing how you operate

A square peg doesn’t fit into a round hole. For example, if you know that you tend to procrastinate, don’t schedule extracurricular things before the assignment’s due date; that’s asking for trouble. Likewise, if you are the type of person to get everything done right away, you should free up time after classes. However, the first step is to identify what type of person you are.

Give yourself a treat every day

Now I don’t mean go out to eat every day or buy yourself something expensive. We’re talking about the little things. Things like: treating yourself to a nap when you need it, allowing yourself to spend time with friends for an hour or so before starting schoolwork, or giving yourself a 5 minute stretch or walk because you’ve been grinding away at Lyndon or O’Leary Library for 5 hours. This will alleviate some of the stress you are feeling so treat yo’self.

Eat, Sleep, Exercise

Please do this. Our University Dining Commons on east campus, McGauvran Center on south campus, and dining at the ICC, offer a variety of healthy food choices for you to nourish yourself with. We have the wonderful Campus Recreation Center that is available for all students to use in order to exercise and stay in shape. However, sleep is all up to you to obtain. Sleeping allows the brain to retain the information that it learned that day, including all those notes you took in class.

With these tips in mind, go out there and live a healthy lifestyle!