When dealing with stress of school, work, and social lives you have to remember to leave time for yourself. And trust me I know everyone has those days where you feel like you have absolutely no extra time to even take a deep breath. Today I am writing about the importance of making time for yourself! With the change of seasons it's an easy time to get sick if you aren't taking care of your body either, and ain't nobody got time for that.
So here is some of my advice for making time for yourself so that you are feeling your best through the stressful, sickness filled fall before the holiday season hits. First, even on these most stressful days with getting school work done if you are feeling super fatigued take a nap! When your body is aching for rest you must listen to it, forcing yourself to stay up with caffeine or Adderall will just hurt your immune system in the long run and make you feel worse. Next is your body needs to stay hydrated during this dry season, try to stick to one soft drink a day and substitute more of these sugar filled drinks with water. Drinking more water than you think you need will help keep your body ready to fight of illness.
If you don't already make time to work out or have at least some additional daily physical activity in your life you need to start making time now. This will help keep your immune system strong and keep you happier through these stressful times of college. Next time you're frustrated with a paper and stuck with where to go with it, go for a run and clear your mind. The biggest excuse for not working out is not having enough time but trust me you'll find if you make time for these things to treat yourself better your body will surely notice. You'll often find yourself more energized and focused after working out. Another suggestion is to take a bath at least once a week and allow your body to sweat out all of the toxins ingested the past weekend. If you don't have access to a bath you can still use bath bombs in a really hot shower to get the soothing effects in the aroma.
So remember when you are stressing the most and feel like there is no time, take a break, stop what you're doing, and make time for yourself to relax so that you can be at your full potential.
Even my pup Bruiser wanted to be lazy today.