Self-Care Tips for College Students

 

Self-care is a wellness buzz word that I usually roll my eyes at, but I’ve been focused on what means to take really good care of ourselves in all ways. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed in college and put yourself last, that’s why I’m sharing self-care practices to help you feel better about everything you have going on. In this free gift, you’ll get 28 self-care ideas and a video where I give personal detail on how to implement them in your life. These are EASY (most of them free) things you can do that really make a difference!  For the free mentoring click here.

Mind Body Medicine

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Mind Body Medicine ⁣

Back-to-school can stir up lots of feelings and it’s basically been the focus of all my sessions since the beginning of August. A topic I’ve shared with my students is the mind body connection or how your thoughts and emotions can affect your physical condition. Not as a replacement for medical advice, but whenever I feel out of sorts in my body, I try to think of the emotional component in a literal way. Examples: ⁣

A friend said she had no appetite and I asked, “What’s eating you up?”⁣

I had heartburn and my mom asked me, “What’s burning your heart?”⁣

A student had a neck ache and I asked, “Is anyone in your life being a pain in the neck?”⁣

My hip flexors were super tight and I asked myself, “Where am I being inflexible?”⁣

Mindful questions can help you see yourself or situation from a perspective that maybe you didn’t consider before. Pay attention to how you feel physically. Butterflies in your stomach, tension headaches, tight neck and shoulders can all indicate built up feelings. Your body talks to you all day long, you just have to listen. ✨📸 by @maja_bee

Do you Play Yourself?

Do you Talk to Yourself?

Do you Talk to Yourself? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I hung out with a long time student of mine yesterday and she described someone as, "he doesn't talk to himself,” to explain a lack of self-awareness. SO GOOD. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How often do you talk to yourself? Like reaaaaally talk? What's your inner dialogue? How well do you know yourself? It's all part of caring for you! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ There's sometimes fear around getting to know ourselves because we're afraid of what we might see. Shining awareness on the dark parts just makes them light. This is where my mentors have been so important. They help me see all of me from a higher perspective. Self-cultivation is especially important during transitions (like going to college, starting a new school year, trying something new, etc.) when you're inherently getting to know a different version of yourself. Wanna have a chat with yourself? These are things that help me start the conversation: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨take a walk⁣⁣ ✨listen to music ⁣⁣ ✨dance ⁣⁣ ✨spend time with mentors ⁣⁣ ✨turn off the phone ⁣⁣ ✨pay attention to the world around you ⁣⁣ ✨journal ⁣⁣ ✨go be alone⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let me know how the convo goes! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ** Also not talking to myself in this pic, but laughing at @leshon and having my photo taken by the talented Maja Bakija @maja_bee **

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Do you Talk to Yourself? ⁣⁣
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I hung out with a long time student of mine yesterday and she described someone as, “he doesn’t talk to himself,” to explain a lack of self-awareness. SO GOOD. ⁣⁣
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How often do you talk to yourself? Like reaaaaally talk? What’s your inner dialogue? How well do you know yourself? It’s all part of caring for you! ⁣⁣
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There’s sometimes fear around getting to know ourselves because we’re afraid of what we might see. Shining awareness on the dark parts just makes them light. This is where my mentors have been so important. They help me see all of me from a higher perspective. Self-cultivation is especially important during transitions (like going to college, starting a new school year, trying something new, etc.) when you’re inherently getting to know a different version of yourself. Wanna have a chat with yourself? These are things that help me start the conversation: ⁣⁣
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✨take a walk⁣⁣
✨listen to music ⁣⁣
✨dance ⁣⁣
✨spend time with mentors ⁣⁣
✨turn off the phone ⁣⁣
✨pay attention to the world around you ⁣⁣
✨journal ⁣⁣
✨go be alone⁣⁣
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Let me know how the convo goes! ⁣⁣
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** Also not talking to myself in this pic, but laughing at @leshon and having my photo taken by the talented Maja Bakija @maja_bee **

3 Ways to Lie on Instagram

Click here for video. My relationship to social media is confusing. Just when I’m 100% sure I want to throw my phone in the Hudson River and make anyone who wants to talk to me come find me in person, I see a great dance video, a funny meme, or a cute outfit.

Most of the time, I feel really drained by it all and today I wanted to share a video about what I keep in mind when I’m online. People ONLY show you what they want you to see and that INCLUDES ME. I am a billion times more than what I share here. Highs, lows, and everything in between.

Side note, I feel like this is super important for college freshmen. It’s so easy to think that everyone is adjusting to college life better than you based on social media! It’s not true. College is a big transition. It’s normal to be multi-feeling about it! Click here for video.

Can I Vent?

The Accidental Website Update

 

**The Accidental Website Update** Last Friday while I listened to the new @beyonce and ate ice cream, I decided to update my site and inadvertently erased all the formatting. I freaked out, then realized I’ve had this site since 2013. I have grown and changed, maybe my website should too. So welcome to our new site. Things are still getting figured out (same with me as a human), but just like I am happy with how I am turning out, I feel the same way about the site

Who’s in your Inner Circle?

Who’s in your inner circle? I think about this a lot as I believe that it’s so important to be discerning about whom you go to for guidance. If a business has a Board of Directors for a company’s growth and well being, why wouldn’t you have one for yours? It’s more than just a great group of friends (and you guys know I love my #dwnycoven). I have many different mentors that help me on a range of topics from advising on my work, to more importantly, supporting my inner well being. Do you have a Personal Board of Advisors? Everyone needs one.