Midterms are coming up very soon! For many students, midterm season represents a stressful time that we often forget to focus on ourselves. Although we may feel too busy to focus on self-care, there are simple activities that we can implement into our daily routine. According to Baratta (2018), self-care is simply paying attention to the self in a mindful way to ensure you are being cared for. Here are some tips.

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1. Know your limits. Recognize when you are taking on more than you can handle and figure out ways to slow down.

2. Practice time management and get your assignments done in a timely manner. Try not to procrastinate!

3. Get good sleep and eat well. We need at least 7 hours of sleep to function well. Also try to eat well and make good choices: select fresh, nutritious food.

In conclusion, we need to take time to self-reflect and understand the areas that are causing us stress in order to improve our overall well-being. Finding ways to implement fun into our lives to decompress is important. Enjoy having a nice dinner with your best friend, watching a silly movie, taking a walk at a park, and/or doing a face mask.

Remember to take care of yourself!

By Makaylah Morton