As busy college students, we often forget to thank our bodies and our minds for everything that they put up with on a daily basis. During midterm season, we ignore our need for relaxation, for relief, for love. Between pulling all-nighters and binge-watching Netflix shows, little time remains for us to untangle our thoughts.
Showing yourself a bit of love does not have to be a daunting, time-consuming task. In just a few minutes, you can procrastinate productively and give your mind a break academically. Here are some suggestions:
If you have 2 minutes...
make yourself some tea
Whatever mood you are in, there's a tea out there for you!
If you have 5 minutes...
plan your next step
Write down the main tasks for the next day- seeing them on paper helps!
If you have 10 minutes...
pick out tomorrow's outfit/pack your supplies
You'll feel less guilty about hitting the snooze button the next day- and less likely to be late to class because of it!
If you have 15 minutes...
organize your workspace
By working in a clean environment, you will be able to focus more on the task than the mess around it.
If you have an hour...
Yoga is a dream during stressed-out periods!
I hope my midterm stress-relief tricks have inspired you to take a break and focus on loving yourself, even for a tiny minute. Good luck with everything, and thank you for stopping by!