Posted on: March 11, 2020
You have heard it all before: Rest! Eat! Sleep!
What does it even mean to “take a break” as a college student in 2021? We asked ourselves this very question and wanted to offer some practical advice. Discover some of our strategies below.
- Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ even to the fun things. Schedule time in your calendar to study, but don’t forget to schedule guilt-free time to rest.
Find a Friend and do a Non-Screen Related Activity
- Go for a jog, take a stroll around campus, spend time at a coffee shop, listen to music, play cards or a board game, volunteer.
- Hopefully this one is self-explanatory!
Treat Yourself to Lunch or Dinner
- Before a big exam or paper – go somewhere you’ve always wanted to try or your favorite local spot. Don’t wait until after you’re all done take some time for yourself and eat well!
Limit Screen Time
- Take “screen free” breaks alone – stretch, breathe deeply, practice meditation, and practice eating meals without your phone
Move Your Body!
- Walk, run, or find free workouts on YouTube – just make sure you aren’t sitting still. Check out free fitness classes at your rec center or local gym and get moving!
Switch Up Your Study Locations
- Always go to the same room in the library? Look for other study areas around your campus, or, you can always stop by your local public library.
Make a Plan for Finals Week
- What study habits worked during midterms? What didn’t? Take note of that information and use it during finals week!
Share your experiences with others
- Overall wellbeing is more than just a treat yo’ self moment, so don’t be afraid to share your experience with others. Show us how you #midtermselfcare on Twitter and tag us at @Routledgebooks