Caring For Yourself Is Key To Enjoying Your College Years


Planning for college can be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Despite the excitement and possibility, the reality of college life can be hard sometimes. There may be a lot of fun, but there’s a lot of work too. Even when you’re studying subjects you love, the workload can be extreme. Not to mention that for many of us, going to college is our first experience of living away from home. We’re going to take a look at steps you can take to ensure you get the best from your college experience.

Set study time

College life is full of essays and revision. The work never seems to end, and it’s easy to stay up late trying to get everything done. When the work starts piling up, remember to take it easy sometimes. Yes, you need to get all the work done, but stagger the load to save yourself getting overwhelmed. Set aside a certain amount of time to study, and don’t go over unless you have a deadline looming! Give yourself an hour to read through the skeletal system study guide, then set it aside for another night. That way, you can ensure you’re getting your work done, and that you have enough time to relax. If you don’t give yourself a break, your work will suffer, and your efforts will be wasted.

Allow yourself some me time

We all need a little me time every now and again. Set aside at least one night a week where you pamper yourself and let yourself relax. Get into the habit of buying yourself treats throughout the week. Get them out on your pamper night. Get yourself some nice bath bits and take a nice, long soak. Buy or borrow a DVD and settle down to watch it in your pajamas. Oh, and don’t forget to stock up on snacks too! Turn off your phone and immerse yourself in your evening. It’ll work wonders.

Spend time with friends

One of the best things about college life is having your friends so close to hand. Make sure to spend plenty of time with your buddies. It’s important to feel you have a support network around you. Talk to your friends about how you’re feeling. They’re more than likely feeling the same. Sharing the burden, and realizing that you aren’t alone, will make you feel a lot better. If you’re really overwhelmed, you could set up a study group and help each other out.

Stay in touch with family

Calling your parents might seem like the last thing you want to do in your new life, but it’ll make you feel a lot better. Being away from your parents can have more of a strain on you than you realize. Even just a half hour chat every few days will give you the boost you need. Try to keep conversation light hearted. Hearing about what’s going on at home will help bring that little bit of normality to your situation.

I hope you enjoyed the post! What do you do for yourself while being in school?

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae


December 7, 2016
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  • Reply Lubna Umar

    This post is on point ! I like pampering myself a lot and it really helps me distress; especially during exams. Being in touch with family is so important. Many students try to avoid their families and rebel; but family support is crucial during uni days.
    Great post x


    December 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Hamdi Keynan

    Such an important topic to discuss because as we all know college is hella stressful. Thanks for the insight.

    January 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Raza

    There’s nothing I agree with more than self-care! I spent my first two years of college under so much stress and definitely not enough “me” time. I’m in my final two right now, and even though they are much more demanding, I’ve found time for myself — for reading, for exercise, for a social life, and for weekly baths!

    March 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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