Make the most out of your college experience with these manageable self-care tips that are easy to incorporate into your busy college lifestyle.
As a student in college—you’re dealing with a lot. At times this can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining between classes, homework, activities, and building a new social life for yourself. But the secret to making sure these are the best years of your life is making time for self-care.
If you’ve been working for hours on your latest paper, take a walk around campus to get moving. If you’re feeling tired after a long week of classes and activities, give yourself permission to say no to those Friday night plans and take a relaxing evening for yourself. Self-Care for College Students offers suggestions that help you tackle every aspect of taking care of yourself from the simplest tasks to rewarding activities that might require more planning. Whether it is making sure you eat a healthy meal to utilizing your school’s support services, there is advice for any situation.
In this book, find realistic and practical self-care activities that you can try right away to maximize your college experience. Each activity is designed to help you refuel, such as making sure you get enough sleep to developing an exercise routine. Start making time for you and make your college years the best of your life—all while building lifelong habits for success and happiness for years to come.
Julia Dellitt is a freelance writer whose work has been published by BuzzFeed, Forbes, SELF, Lifehacker, Brides, The Everygirl, Aaptiv, and more. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a master’s degree in religion and literature, and from Augustana College with a degree in English and political science. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children. To find out more, visit JulMarie.com.
“Self-care is an all-too-important topic these days, and this book breaks it down perfectly for the college audience with specific, practical, actionable ideas that help readers put their best selves forward. As a result, this book contributes notably to the critical conversation around mental health and young people. This is one book college students will want to add to their reading lists ASAP.”
—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, cofounder of Her Campus Media and coauthor of The Her Campus Guide to College Life