8 Rules For Self-Care - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

8 Rules For Self-Care

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/8-rules-self-care

theodysseyonline.com

8 Rules For Self-Care
In college it's so easy to forget about self-care. There are classes and homework and projects and essays and jobs and extra-curriculars and friends and relationships and before you know it, it's 3:30 a.m. and you can't fall asleep because you're wired on coffee and half a pint of Ben & Jerry's "The Tonight Dough."

8

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Sleep

Sleep

Being well-rested is essential to health. You'll have more energy, more patience, and less anxiety if you accumulate eight hours of quality sleep in a day.

To ensure you sleep well, create and stick to a sleep schedule and ensure you are relaxed and comfortable when you go to bed.

319 SAVES

685 READS

VIEW

Hydration

Hydration

Staying hydrated helps keep the skin clear, your mood balanced, and helps both digestion and your immune system.

Try to keep a water bottle on you at all times so you have the constant reminder to drink throughout the day.

323 SAVES

607 READS

Exercise

Exercise

Keeping up with your physical health reduces stress and releases endorphins (the chemicals that make you happy).

Exercise is also defined as any form of physical activity. So dancing in the apartment, walking around campus, or hitting the gym could all help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

281 SAVES

532 READS

Netflix Is Your Friend

Netflix Is Your Friend

Focusing on so many academic or personal tasks at once is stressful, so a lot of people simply crash. Taking short breaks in between tasks can help prevent this.

Don't be afraid to step away from homework and watch an episode on Netflix. It'll help you get out of the stress vortex for a while, and you'll return to work feeling more relaxed and ready to go.

262 SAVES

513 READS

Meditation

Meditation

When we are so overwhelmed by long To-Do lists, nervous breakdowns are not uncommon. But they are avoidable.

Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool to combat nervousness, anxiety, and stress. Find a quiet place, get comfortable, and clear your mind.

289 SAVES

534 READS

Eat Well

Eat Well
Keeping a balanced diet, with vegetables, fruit, proteins, dairy and carbs takes more effort but is fundamental to good health. 
For a good diet keep in mind the following:
  • Eating late at night affects your sleeping habits.
  • Overeating can take a toll on your metabolism and energy levels.
  • Eating three properly sized meals a day helps maintain energy levels and a good mood.

269 SAVES

495 READS

"Me Time" And "We Time"

"Me Time" And "We Time"

Hanging out with friends is a great way to unwind and a lot of fun. But it's also important to recognize when you need time for yourself.

Take naps, go for walks, close your door, whatever you need.

296 SAVES

553 READS

Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits

It’s easy to overcommit and end up burning out.

Make a cost-benefit analysis to ensure the tasks you have allow you to be healthy, happy and more relaxed.

284 SAVES

686 READS

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Creating a sleep-inducing environment

  • Turn the temperature between 60 and 72 degrees.
  • Turn off the lights. Artificial light suppresses your body’s production of the sleep hormone melat...

The problem with staying up late

Long days can leave us tired and exhausted. But, our days would be less hard and exhausting if we weren't so tired through them.

Most night owls have to wake a similar time to other people...

Learn to love a good night's sleep

When trying to change your sleep habits, don't give up too soon. Keep it up for a week. The days will get easier, and you'll learn to love sleep again.

To get to bed earlier, slow down in the evenings. Read a book rather than engaging with your smartphone or laptop. Listening to music is good too.

Have something to get up for

Schedule something fun or desirable to look forward to in the morning before work. 

It could include coffee, the news, gym or uninterrupted smartphone access.

2 more ideas

Benefits of early rising

  • Early morning hours are so peaceful and quiet
  • Rise early and you actually have time for breakfast.
  • Easier to exercise. Exercising right after w...

How to become an early riser

  • Start slowly, by waking just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual.
  • Allow yourself to sleep earlier.
  • Put your alarm clock far from you bed. This way, you have to get up out of bed to shut it off.
  • Go out of the bedroom as soon as you shut off the alarm. 
  • Set something to do early in the morning that’s important. 
  • Make waking up early a reward: make a hot cup of coffee for example, or a tasty breakfast.
  • Take advantage of all that extra time .