Importance of self-care

By: Dina Usanovic

After a widely unexpected turn of events this year, people across the world are trying to get their routines back. With weeks of quarantine and months of working from home, the shift to online schooling has thrown everybody’s schedules off. At a time like this, everyone needs something to ground, comfort, and stabilize them. 

This looks different for each individual. Some seek comfort and grounding through working out and fitness in general, others through creative outlets such as art, and some through reading. Self-care is very personalizable, and it is important to find what works best for you. It’s important to be aware of your mental health, and taking time out of your day to do something for yourself will aid you in doing so.

Whatever your form of self-care is, it is important to work it into your schedule. With academic deadlines fast approaching and the holiday season coming up, it may seem difficult to do so. However, it is important to take time for yourself in order to refocus on your work. 

Personally, I choose to wake up an hour and a half earlier to fit a workout into my schedule. Waking up earlier is a good way to ensure you have time for yourself, but you can always block out an hour in the middle of the day for self-care, as well.

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