It’s that time of year again – the dreadful midterm season. With all the assignments and tests, it feels like you can’t catch a break. However, it’s important to take time for yourself and find relaxation amidst all the chaos. Here are 6 ways to treat yourself during midterm season.
- Working Out
One of the best things to do for yourself is to exercise. Whether it’s going to the gym, taking a walk, or going to a spin class, there are so many ways to move your body and take your mind off midterm stress. Additionally, working out gives you a better night’s sleep and reduces stress levels.
- Make a playlist
Listening to music is one of my favorite things to do when I want to escape. I love making playlists for different moods and to destress. Make a playlist of songs that make you feel good and listen whenever you’re in need of an escape.
- Find time to socialize
Spending time with people who bring your energy up is very beneficial. When we surround ourselves with good people, our mood is instantly boosted. Whether it’s a friend, significant other, or family, finding time to be with the people you love is important. There are so many things to do whether it’s going out to dinner, shopping, or just hanging out. Taking time away from the stress of school is an important factor in your mental health and well-being!
- Have a self-care night
Everyone has their own version of self-care. For me, I like to take an “everything shower”, do a face mask, and then watch a TV show or movie. Self-care nights are essential for our mental health and remind us to find relaxation in times of stress.
- Fuel your body
It’s important to listen to and fuel your body during midterm season. Eating some of your favorite foods or planning dinners is a good way to eat what you love, while also taking care of yourself. Another fun thing to do is find a recipe and make something new.
- Declutter your space
If you’ve been putting off cleaning something, finding time to declutter your space will help you clear your mind. Whether it’s implementing little routines like making your bed every morning or cleaning your desk, doing these small tasks can help make you feel better and give you a sense of feeling accomplished.
Doing these routines can make a huge difference in your everyday mood and overall well-being. Remember to take time for yourself this midterm season, you got this!!