Understanding self care: It’s not quite as simple as it sounds

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.

Isabelle Gillman | Staff Columnist

It takes more than a poster

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.

Olivia Quinn | Contributing Writer

Winter self-care tidbits to combat SAD during finals

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.

Madhu Kandasamy | Contributing Writer

Staff editorial: Me time: Self-care is not selfish

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.

Self care is just as important as doing well in school

“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.

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Staff ed: How to take care of yourself during finals

Be nice to your body during finals week. Eat an apple, close your eyes and slap on a face mask.

Last week tire you out? Our tips for de-stressing post-election

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.