Xochitl Menjivar, San Francisco State University
Being optimistic is great, but sometimes it’s used as a cop-out to avoid handling difficult circumstances.
Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
As finals draw ever closer, here are a few seasonal activities that can save you from the cold clutches of academic stress.
The emphasis that universities place on socialization can make it hard for people who need their alone time to succeed, but it’s far from impossible.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
The viral pug became a TikTok sensation and has taken social media by storm with his daily predictions.
Approaching midterms means a sudden onslaught of new worries. Here are three activities that you can do to relieve stress and possibly even combat anxiety and depression.
Jayni Nielsen, Pace University
The hobby gained significant popularity during the pandemic. With the upcoming school year moving to in-person classes for most students, here are some reasons why you should start writing.
Michelle Buckley, Chapman University
Through her music and her new Rare Beauty makeup line, this beloved singer and actress has repeatedly made a positive impact on her community.
Sydney Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Despite having philosophical, revolutionary and political roots, the focus on caring for oneself has morphed into another mode of consumption. How did this happen?
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
Sophie N. Munoz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Treating oneself regularly can be detrimental, and it is important to be aware of the line between taking necessary time for oneself and creating bad habits.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
Here’s a bit of advice to make sure you feel refreshed before school returns.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
The body positivity movement still maintains that beauty is important, but this new movement inspires self-love regardless of physical appearance.
It’s a serious topic that warrants attention, and oftentimes other people are the key to getting better.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Even though many students will be attending school from home instead of returning to campus, it’s still important to prepare for the upcoming semester.
Megan Stager, University of Pittsburgh
This standing meditation practice could be an integral part of your self-care toolbox and aid in your relaxation.
Srishti Tyagi, Cornell University
Self-care routines are often complex and easily forgetten when the stress of school returns. Instead, prepare yourself with these refreshing practices.
Content producers are suffering from overwork, stress and exhaustion as they attempt to satisfy audiences and algorithms quickly and successfully.
While regular planners fail to keep up, this planning method will bring structure and fun to the monotony of quarantine.
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
During this time of uncertainty and hardship, becoming more aware of ourselves and the world around us is a helpful way to take care of our emotional state.
It’s important to take care of yourself while you’re social distancing.
Victoria Acosta, Southern Adventist University
She works both in real life and on social media, and her message will help you be your best self, one Instagram post at a time.
Desiree Jaime, Hofstra University
We have seen countless iterations of the iconic Mattel toy over the years. Is this version just bringing in adult worries into kids’ playtime?
Kayla Placide, University at Buffalo
The stress of college is leaving many students feeling isolated. Here’s what you can do to combat those feelings.
By ditching toxic ingredients, you’ll not only benefit your skin, but also your mind and the planet.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
Just because exams are looming doesn’t mean you have to survive on library-brewed cappuccinos.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
There’s no shame in medicating.
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
What to do when bubble baths aren’t an option for your self-care routine
Kala Horvat, University of Georgia
Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a hassle.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
These apps take a time efficient and cost-effective approach to self-care.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
It’s not just for grandma anymore.
Casey Breneman, University of Virginia
Why buy damaging, synthetic cleansers when you can make your own?
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Bubble baths and Netflix binges are great, but the key to surviving the semester is swapping occasional indulges for sustainable solutions.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
The occupational therapist wants to make self-care less sexy, but more accessible.
Kerrianna Wallace, Arcadia University
Turns out they’re not same thing.
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
To deal with the anxieties of college, find the rituals that help center you and then be intentional enough to use them.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
As college life and the cold weather wear you down, here are some simple ways to keep you sane through the winter months
Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
Though it may not work as well as a caffeine fix, tea can do everything from relieving stress to alleviating menstrual pain.
Your mental health is more important than your studies.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
As a fellow friendless freshman, I’m here to tell you that there are some serious silver linings.
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