Anyone else already in that point of the semester where everything is piled on and you’re drowning in work? Yeah, it’s totally fun. Nothing helps your semester like a burnout. If only colleges understood that, but they don’t and there’s no changing that. You have to stay on top of your classes, work, socialize, relax and eat, and exhaustion. Have no fear because I came up with three quick and easy ways to clear your mind and refresh yourself during the day. 

  1. Pamper yourself- I don’t mean some fruit bath bombs and lavender lotion because that stuff just makes you feel worse if you haven’t washed your hair in three days or shaved your legs in a week. Take a shower, wash your hair, take care of yourself and do the basics. Cut your nails, brush your hair, and tweeze your eyebrows. Do the basics before you add the face masks, lotions, nail polish, and fuzzy socks. It’ll make a world of a difference. 
  2. Drink water. When people “take care” of themselves they treat themselves to sweets and unhealthy binging. Eating chocolate isn’t the best when you already feel discouraged and sluggish. Try fruit, a nice salad, and water. So much water. Beat dehydration and you’ll feel so much better, I promise. I’m not saying avoid all sweets, but just double-check to make sure your diet is well balanced and you’re taking care of your body. You should be putting good in to get good out. 
  3. Sleep- No, I don’t care that you have an assignment due. Manage your time and if at the end of the day you have to turn it in late then so be it. I have turned in several assignments late and my grades have been just fine. You need 8 hours of sleep and while I know that seems unrealistic to a college kid, you have to try. Make sure you are being effective with your time and prioritize. Turn in high graded assignments then work on less impactful work. That way you can shut the computer off and be okay with putting yourself first. 

Don’t let the college life hit you hard, take care of yourself. Care about your sleep schedule and make sure you are doing the best you can. College is tough, but so are you! Keep grinding!