One of the best ways you can destress is have an at home spa day! Grab a bath bomb or your favorite face mask and just relax and rejuvenate. The Musee bath bombs are amazing at helping you unwind. The “Oh What A Night” bath bomb has crisp spearmint and detox salts that will help calm and relax you after a long day.
Read a book
Grab your favorite book, a cozy blanket, light a candle, and you’re all set! Reading is a great brain break that can help get your mind off things. It is proven that reading can help reduce stress and ease tension in your muscles. Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club is a great place to start for book suggestions!
Have a game night in
Round up your roommates or a few of your friends for a game night in! Everyone loves a good game night, especially one that is A&M themed. You can’t get more redass than TAMU dominos! Throw on some cozy pj’s and let the games begin. Putting together a few of your favorite snacks to munch on wouldn’t hurt either!
Getting organized is a great step to take if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. A good tip is to make a list of all the things you have coming up/your to-do list. Mark Twain once said that if you eat your frog first thing in the morning, you can go about the rest of your day knowing the worst is behind you. The “frog” is an analogy for your most difficult task. After you make your list of things you need to do, decide what can wait to be done until a later time and decide what your “frog” is and tackle that task first. This a great strategy to take on if you are feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list!
Another way to help unwind is to simply write it out. Whether you like to keep a bullet journal, write down lists, or just write about your day – writing things down on paper is a great way to de-stress.
Whether it’s taking your dog on a walk, playing intramural sports, or going on a run – find some time out of your day to get outside, even if it’s only for a few minutes. If you live close enough to campus, consider walking or biking to class a few times a week! Getting some fresh air can go a long way and actually help your stress levels.