So here’s the thing,
I am a college student.
And I am stressed.
No, that doesn’t even begin to describe it… But for those of you like me trying to balance school, healthy eating, working out, etc. etc.
You know the drill.
It involves commitment, and time, and a whole lot of effort that most of us don’t have, and you know what? That’s OKAY!
In balancing all of this, you can’t forget about taking care of YOURSELF though. Over the past couple years, my body was something I had been neglecting. In fact during that time I was eating fast food almost everyday and hardly sticking to a skincare routine. I was just so busy all the time, and living in the dorms freshman year definitely didn’t help! Let me tell ya though, I looked rough.
One night in particular I was feeling pretty blue; I was tired, stressed, out of shape, and honestly I just needed a break from life. I remember laying on my floor for hours scrolling through social media as a way to avoid studying for finals, which then turned to stress crying; more like sobbing. Did I mention college is stressful?? Anyways, in the middle of this breakdown I had an epiphany that my mom had sent me a face mask in one of my care packages, and decided maybe I just needed a little ‘me time’.
Then I did the same thing 3 more times that week. Not the breakdown part… just the face masks.
When I realized how much of a difference it made just spending a tiny amount of time on myself, fixing all of my problems didn’t seem so far away. I actually became more motivated in the weeks to come. I started with locking down a facial routine, then it was going out less and cooking at home, and bit by bit I got to where I am today.
Today, my face for sure thanks me. I’m happier than I was a year ago. My mind feels better and my body for sure looks better. I’m vegan most days, but come on sometimes you just need to cheat a little. I have more energy now, and way less stress for some reason. I just feel better.
It turns out a little ‘me time’ was all I needed, and maybe it’s all you need too.