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Moving is a big transition even for your STUFF. Your dorm room becomes your bedroom, office, and living room space all at once so taking some time to feel out what you’d like your space to be like. It is worth it.
First thing first: organize your space. Clutter doesn’t feel good especially if you’re holding on to old versions of yourself.
resources for cleaning and organizing your space
Marie is known for helping organize your space by getting rid of physical items that do not bring joy into your life. It’s an interesting way to sort through what you need and what you don’t!
my favorite mind, body, soul dorm products
In the journal exercise section, I have a printable self-care packing list, but below are some links to my favorite items:
I love affirmation decks! I use them with my students all the time. First I center myself, then I ask an open ended question like, “What do I need to know about my friendships? What can help with [insert problem here].” Pull a card and see how it relates to your inquiry!
These silicon sandwich bags are my favorite. I use them to store my snacks. I use them for organization. I use them for my beauty products when I travel. They are literally the best.
Your room is a reflection of your mental state and knowing where everything is can help keep the calm. This cute bed caddy holds your stuff plus you don’t have to get out of bed to get what you need.
I am a skincare fanatic. I’m obsessed. I think that every girl needs these face masks in their self-care tool bag.
My favorite is the Vital Hydra Solution
Perfect for getting rid of a pimple!
If I had to use one product for the rest of my life, it would be this one
My best friend is in the beauty biz and when my skin freaked out at the beginning of quarantine, she was the first person I called. She recommended these products and they’ve made such a difference. Also, they ‘re all under $10!
I broke out a lot right at the beginning of the social distancing situation and this helped! Also it’s $5.60!
This product is a moisturizer serum that my bff recommended to me. I find that it’s better to put on when my skin is already a little damp. $6.80
essential oil guide
Dorm rooms can smell super stale so making your own diffuser with specific herbs can help you not only have a cuter smelling dorm room, but can assist your mental wellness. I got really into herbalism when taking nettle (a plant) for my allergies this spring and started following herbalist Robin Rose Bennett.
when you need to sleep
“Lovely lavender calms the nervous system, heals burns on the skin, and disinfects harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. You can drink the tea, wash burns with it, cook with it, and even put it in your bucket to wash your floors and walls. This will not only act as a disinfectant, it will smell lovely and bring a peaceful vibration into your home.” Robin Rose Bennett
when you’re stressed
“The rose is widely recognized as the inimitable symbol of beauty and love. Its lush petals, majestic arrangement and vivid colors, particularly the classic red rose, evoke sensuality and romanticism, making it a popular ornamental flower and age-old subject of reverence in art, literature, and mythology. The rose is also a highly valued herb in traditional and modern herbal medicine. And, of course, the rose’s sweet fragrance is a staple in aromatherapy, used to relieve anxiety and depression and promote feelings of well-being.” Robin Rose Bennett
when you need energy
You can buy a diffuser or make your own. Another way to use essentials oils is to put two drops in the palm of your hands, rub them together, cup your hands up to your mouth and nose, then take few deep breaths in and out taking in the effects of the oils.
want to lose yourself in a story? I got you. I also linked all these books to my local bookstore because I want to give small businesses love as well!
what I’ve read:
THIS IS SO CUTE! If you need a cutie feel good read grab this!
“Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.
The sequel! It was so fun to jump back into this world! I enjoyed every moment.