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The Best Self-Care Tips for Students

Updated: Dec 30, 2023

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Student life is both wonderful and stressful at the same time. Learning new things, getting to know new friends, and planning your future requires a lot, and it is especially important to take very good care of yourself while studying.


In this blog post, we list some of the most important self-care tools for students. Write them down for yourself and share them with your friends!


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Different study equipment, such as pencils, calendar, and headphones.
Studying can be stressful and it is pivotal to practice self-care to maintain balance. 🩷

Why is Self-Care Important for Students?


Taking good care of yourself during your studies is extremely important. Studying is a busy and stressful time, and prioritizing self-care effectively prevents study fatigue and burnout.


When your well-being is taken care of, studying becomes smoother, allowing you to enjoy your study time much more.


Let's next go through self-care tips and practices for students, which will make sure that you maintain your mental and physical health during your academic journey.


Self-Care for Students - Tips & Practices


The following self-care tips and practices are picked specifically for student well-being. These tips are not too time-consuming or too heavy on a student's budget.


Let's see what student self-care can include:


1. Mindfulness


Mindfulness practice is extremely beneficial for students. Regular mindfulness practice has been proven to reduce stress, improve sleep and concentration, and enhance overall emotional well-being.


You don't need to practice mindfulness for hours on end to benefit from it. The key is consistency, not necessarily the length of each session. A good approach might be to start with a five-minute practice daily or every other day. The duration of the practices can then be gradually extended.


Free practices can be found in abundance on YouTube by searching. If you want a more structured mindfulness program, we recommend mindfulness apps. Our favorite is Mindfulness.com, which is a high-quality mindfulness and meditation app. You can learn more about the app *here.


2. Enjoyable Exercise


Taking care of your physical fitness is also extremely important during your studies. Regular exercise, for example, reduces stress and improves sleep quality.


We've added the word 'enjoyable' because there are so many compulsory tasks during study time that, in our opinion, exercise doesn't have to be one of them. Instead, look for a form of exercise that you can genuinely look forward to and enjoy.


3. Social Support


The importance of social support becomes even more pronounced during study times as stress and pressures increase. It's vital to maintain strong connections with friends, family, and fellow students to share experiences, offer mutual support, and provide a sense of belonging and understanding.


4. Routines and Time Management


In busyness and hectic schedules, routines and time management become really important tools for well-being. These two also go hand in hand, as time management becomes significantly easier when routines are well-established.


For basic needs, such as eating and sleeping, it's advisable to establish clear routines. Similarly, it's wise to schedule study times sensibly in your calendar and stick to the plans.


5. Self-Compassion


While studying, you are constantly being evaluated. Therefore, practicing self-compassion is extremely important to ensure that your inner critic doesn't drive you to the brink of burnout.


Self-compassion is one of the best antidotes to tight deadlines, exams, pressures, and stress. You can practice self-compassion for example by journaling, using affirmations, kind self-talk, mindfulness, or establishing self-care routines.

A person studying in fron of a desk.
Self-compassion is one of the most effective self-care tools for students.

Other Ways to Ensure Your Wellbeing while Studying


In addition to the above, a student's self-care program should also include healthy nutrition, a consistent sleep schedule, digital detox, and regular relaxation practices. You can read more about different self-care types here.


Also, in the middle of all the responsibilities, remember to sometimes just let loose, have fun, and enjoy life! In this way, you can remember your study period as a fun and wonderful time rather than a nightmare that you just wished would end. 😘


Happy studying and always remember to take care of yourself first. 🩷


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