While it seems simple, it’s important to remember that self-care is a relative concept. Some people may find that putting on a face mask and watching Netflix makes them feel accomplished and relaxed. For others, it can take the form of booking a therapy appointment or realizing that a relationship may not be mutually beneficial.
Wash. U.’s demanding environment, when combined with as the driven personalities of students handling the school’s workload, produce a culture of stress that is especially prevalent during this time of year.
For all of the Bears out there who feel like doing nothing but hibernating this finals season, there are many ways to combat winter blues. Whether you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or you’ve just been feeling down lately, here are some tips to help you snap back and finish the semester strong.
As you know, we are deep in the trenches of midterm season. Things have been rough, but they are about to get rougher as we move toward the dreaded finals season.
“Ugh.” That is possibly the most common thought, emotion and state of being at Washington University these days. Take a break from working and try these self care activities to remember that in order to be the best version of yourself, you not only need to feed your mind, but also your soul.
Be nice to your body during finals week. Eat an apple, close your eyes and slap on a face mask.
While it’s crucial for us to become active in movements to, you know, prevent a literal dystopia, it’s also necessary to recognize when you need to unplug. Here are Scene’s favorite ways of practicing self-care.