Getting Your Sh!t Together in College: Practicing Self Care

As a Wake Forest student, it is easy to slip into a stressful cycle of classes, studying, sleeping, more classes, and more studying. Somewhere in this cycle, a typical Wake student may choose to relieve this stress by going out, either to a frat basement or a local bar. Simply put, the days of the typical Wake Forest student are filled with school work and partying, giving Wake its unofficial motto of “Work Hard, Play Hard.” Long days of studying can turn into crazy weekends of partying in order to destress. However, it is important for every college student to practice self care. It is easy to fall into a cycle of bad habits, where students begin to feel unorganized, lost, and as though they simply do not have their sh*t together. While living the “Work Hard, Play Hard” lifestyle, college students should also focus on the benefits of self care that will make them feel like they have their life together. We could call this, “Chill Hard.”

Helpful self care tips to help get your life together:

Plan the rest of your week out in a calendar or agenda book.

Clean your your backpack/purse.

Clean out your email inbox/respond to emails.

Make a to-do list in order of priority.

Make your bed, clean your room, do your laundry.

Declutter your closet and room.

Put on a face mask.

Get your nails and brows done.

Go to the gym/partake in some exercise.

Eat a healthy meal.

Wash your face everyday.

Create a skincare routine.

Go to bed before 12 am.

Cut down on screen time.


Skin Care recommendations for self care:

Sunday Riley Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit

Photo credits: Sunday Riley, Sephora

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Photo credits: Mario Badescu, Ulta

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment

FRESH Rose Face Mask

Photo credits: Fresh, Sephora

First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Photo credits: Estée Lauder

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser

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