We know Finals week can take it’s toll on everyone, so here are some helpful and fun ways to treat yourself!
Take A Nap
Make Tea or Coffee
Indulge in a cup of tea or coffee and take it easy. You’re always doing something, so sip on your drink and relax.
Hangout With Family or Friends
Spending time with your family and friends can do so much good for your soul. Stay in by kicking back, playing board games, having a movie marathon, or just enjoying being in the company of your loved ones. If you’re not able to meet in person, hang out through video chat.
Enjoy The Outdoors
If weather permits, enjoy the outdoors. Go on a bike ride, cruise around on your skateboard or longboard, or go for a walk. To put yourself in more ease- lay out your hammock or blanket. However, you like to enjoy the outdoors, treat yourself to it.
Working out may be a treat to some more than others, but even working out for 15-30 minutes can help you feel refreshed. Get a quick workout in your day by going to the gym, doing a workout video in your room, or playing sports.
Read A Book
Pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read and treat yourself to a couple of chapters or even finish the whole book.
Write-In Your Journal
We can have so many things going on in our minds that it can be hard to get all our thoughts in place and feel calm. Writing in a journal can help organize your thoughts, clear your mind, and bring perspective to light. Have music in the background to help soothe you as you write in your journal.
Watch A Show or Movie
It’s a treat when you’re able to chill out to your favorite show or movie. For some, it can be hard to find time to catch up on shows or movies, but when you’re able to, grab your favorite snacks, sit back, and enjoy the show.
(Yes, it costs to watch a show or movie, but if you already have a subscription to a streaming site you’re good to go.)
We know cleaning isn’t a treat for everyone, but for some it is. Getting rid of things, organizing belongings, and finding items you lost can feel good and productive at the same time.
Sometimes all we have energy for is to simply do nothing- and that is okay. Don’t feel guilty for not doing anything because you are doing something- you’re giving yourself time to relax and unwind.
Remember to take care of yourself and understand the importance of it. If you keep going without taking time to treat yourself, you’ll burn out and miss the joys of life. Engage in acts of self-care that also don’t require you to spend money.