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Here are 4 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Spring Break

Everyone in college acts like spring break is the best thing that’s been invented since sliced bread. And in a way, spring break is a celebratory time period.

But if you’re anything like me, you have at least ten exams to worry about as soon as the break is over and can’t afford to go to Siesta Key or Mexico like some of your peers. As the saying goes, “there’s no place like home” and opting to do a staycation this spring break in the name of self-care and budgeting is a fantastic idea.  

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Take it Easy

Don’t think of your staycation this year as boring or vapid. Think of it as a wonderful seven days that you’re dedicating to yourself, because you’ve worked diligently for a semester and a half, and now it’s time to relax.

While you were stressing over exams and projects for the past three months, you’ve missed out on so many movies, beauty tips, and most importantly– sleep. Obviously, the first step to a successful self-care themed spring break is getting as much sleep as your heart desires.

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Don’t let things pile up on a shelf.

The best thing about having seven days that are practically dedicated to yourself is that you can do whatever you want.

People in our age group are known for biting off more than they can chew. I know that I have a least a thousand books I’ve bought over the summer that I have let collect dust on my shelf and I know that you do too. 

It is scientifically proven that books help you relax, but reading also helps you stimulate your brain. Read as many books as you can before the week dedicated to you, ends.

Skin Care is the Best Care.

Unfortunately, I am very guilty of forgetting to do most of my skin care routine when I get extremely busy with school.

This spring, become the glowing queen that we all know you are. Skin care isn’t just doing a bunch of peel off masks (which isn’t great for your skin by the way).

Your skin thrives when you exercise every day, drink enough water, and getting an adequate amount of sleep.  

Take yourself on a date.

There is no one that knows you better than yourself. It might seem like your bummer going out to eat or seeing movies by yourself, but it’s actually very fulfilling.

Going on solo dates helps you get to know yourself better and experience new things. Some ideas for your dates might be catching a movie at Atlantic Station or dressing up and going to a fancy new restaurant downtown.

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College can be one of the most stressful times in a  young adults life. Spring break is a break from stressors, homework and exams.

It’s very hard to find downtime or dedicate time to yourself as a young adult, so spend time showing yourself some love this spring break.

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