With finals coming up and the last few weeks of the semester closing in on us, it can be easy to lose ourselves in the midst of it all… the papers, exams, and planning. But it is at our own misfortune to do so, because showing a little love to ourselves and allowing ourselves to indulge can be the best way to make it through these last few weeks with our sanity in tact, and end the year even happier and more in tune with ourselves than we started.
Take back your alone time
Indulge in a little “you” time, completely alone – or alone as you can possibly get. Try to turn off all of your electronics, and really just enjoy solitude. This is your time to read, take a bath, nap, draw, meditate, or do whatever you want that refreshes you! Your texts, emails, and whatever else will still be there whenever you get back.
Do what you love the most
Whatever that is for you – playing an instrument, dancing, painting or drawing, playing your favorite sport. Take that one special activity that makes you feel on top of the world, and let yourself engage in it for an hour or two. Igniting your passion helps to remind you that life is fun, even in stressful times when your schedule is about to pull a Titanic.
Also, don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never done before! Exploring a passion that you haven’t been able to try out before is an exciting way to reconnect with yourself and develop your life story.
Nap, nap, nap
I really can’t say enough good things about napping, and as college girls I think we can all appreciate just how great a real nap can be. Taking care of your body is a great way to show yourself some love, and that includes giving it time to rest and recuperate. And honestly, who doesn’t wake up from a nap feeling great?
Buy yourself candles or flowers
“Treating yourself” to a special item doesn’t have to break the bank. Just buying yourself some yummy smelling flowers or candles can give you a little boost and remind yourself that you’re on your own team.
Feminine treats like candles and flowers provide the perfect relaxation aestethic to any room. It’s always nice to get a whiff of something sweet as you wake up or as you’re cramming before that big exam. Lavender scents are also great for promoting sleep and relaxation.
What do you think?
What are your favorite ways to show yourself some love? What are your favorite ways to indulge? Do you have any guilty pleasures? Let us know in the comments section!