Self Care-UT Edition

You attend The University of Texas at Austin, so chances are that by this time into the new semester you are already becoming swamped in assignments and deadlines. Welcome back to being a college student! Yay! Although our daily responsibilities usually take priority, always remember that your health and wellbeing are just as important. So, take out your planners and get ready to schedule some well-deserved me time.

Here is a list of activities that can help you unwind from your busy student life.


  1. Sleep – yes, it really is that important ☺

  2. Watch the sunset at Mount Bonnell

  3. Paint your nails

  4. Have a picnic with friends at Zilker Park

  5. Check out a new coffee shop – there are plenty around Austin!

  6. Take a dip in Barton Springs

  7. Bake cookies

  8. Make your own succulent garden (you can even paint the planter)

  9. Try yoga (Space 24 Twenty has free outdoor yoga every second Thursday of the month)

  10. Write in a journal

  11. Explore the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown at Republic Square (held every Saturday morning)

  12. Read a book, blog, magazine, etc.

  13. Binge watch your favorite Netflix show

  14. Have a photoshoot at Zilker Botanical Garden

  15. Facetime family                                                                                                  

  16. Retail therapy (The Drag is an option in between classes)

  17. Go on a hike at Barton Creek Greenbelt

  18. Try a food truck on South Congress

  19. Watch a YouTube tutorial (learn a new makeup technique or recipe)

  20. Attend a concert

  21. Go kayaking on Lady Bird Lake

  22. Host a sleepover with your favorite gal pals

  23. Show school spirit at a UT football game (Hook’em!)

  24. Indulge your sweet tooth at Voodoo Doughnut

  25. Go watch a movie at the theater

  26. Exercise (dance, sports, walking – just get your body moving)

  27. Put on a face mask

  28. Test out your creative side by drawing or using watercolors

  29. Visit a museum

  30. Meditate (breath, breathe, breathe)