1. Watch a TV show or any entertainment on phone
The usage of technology sometimes tends to get talked about negatively, but in my opinion, it is one of the many ways I de-stress after a long day on campus.
2. Hot shower
I personally am a night shower person. I like going to bed without bacteria from all day on my body. So hot showers after a stressful day is blissful. Even studies have shown that the heat from hot showers stimulates the brain to release a hormone called oxytocin and this hormone is correlated with reducing stress.
Skincare can either be a task for some or therapy for others. Personally, skincare helps me reduce stress at the end of the day. When you feel good you do good! I think it is very beneficial to develop a routine and not only is it mentally rewarding but also physically.
4. Spending time with friends who aren’t battery drainers
This one is a little tricky, we all have friends, but some can naturally talk a little bit much sometimes. And after a long day of studying and taking tests, rambling might happen to piss a person off which is also natural. It is essential to surround yourself with people who don’t drain your social battery and energy, especially when your energy is already low from academic stress. You always have more days where you can talk to the person who talks a lot. But distancing myself from people like that is very beneficial for me personally during stressful times.