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Self-Care & Wellness

Self-care can be as simple as vibing to music in the shower. So why don’t we all take the time to treat ourselves more often?

Wellness Isn’t Just Lifting Weights

As students, we face distress from getting assignments done on time to figuring out what outfit to wear for Friday evening formals. Entirely too much is asked from us but nonetheless we find a way to juggle it all.

But sometimes we get too into the zone that we forget to take care of ourselves.

Wellness goes way beyond going to the gym and eating right. Self-care and wellness are about making sure you are strong, secure, and healthy in the different aspects of your life. Some of the different areas to focus on include physical, emotional, social, spiritual, personal, spatial, financial, and work.

Trust and believe I know it is NOT always easy fit time in our busy schedules to draw a bubble bath or journal but it’s so so so important that we make time for self-care. Just by incorporating something as little as 10 minutes meditation everyday can reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve your sleeping habits.

While we are still somewhat relaxed from our winter break, try incorporating new wellness habits to make this semester the best, and healthiest you’ve ever been!

New Habit, New Vibes

Incorporating new habits into your daily schedule is all about trial and error. Find what works best for you and stick with it. Here are some ideas for healthy habits for self-care and wellness.

Now, this wouldn’t be a Movin' On blog is we didn’t mix it with a little music.

1) Drink More Water!!! Water has so many benefits like fighting fatigue, supporting digestion, and improving your mood.

2) Meditate. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, control anxiety, and enhance self-awareness. Try out this playlist.

3) Work out. Before you groan about hitting the treadmill, think about the perks – Better sleep, increased self-esteem, and brain boost. I am even guilty of pedaling out my frustration on the bikes. My current favorite playlist as of right now is:

4) Retail Therapy. Tax refunds are around the corner and there is just something about swiping plastic that makes me feel better. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis seem to know exactly what I am talking about too!

5) LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC!! Studies after studies have been done about the positive effects that music has on your mental health. For many people, music helps cope with stress boosting psychological well beings.

These are just a few self-care habits that can be incorporated into your busy student schedules leaving you feeling stronger and healthier than ever before.

Stay tuned for more blog posts coming your way! Be sure to follow us on all our socials to keep up with all things Movin' On!

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