One thing I have learned as I’ve started my 20’s is the importance of self-care. When you’re a teenager, no one bats an eyelash when you drive through Taco Bell before a Friday night football game or when you forget to take your makeup off before you go to bed.
But we’re not teenagers anymore. It’s time to start getting our stuff together, ladies. So to get started, here’s a short list of tips I use to stay on track in my self-care routine.
- Eat better, live better.
Taco Bell and Sonic runs are the best, and for a college girl on a budget, they can be lifesaving when you a) don’t want to cook or b) don’t know HOW to cook. There is a stigma around healthy eating. Fast food is cheaper, quicker, and tastes better. But that’s not necessarily true. Grabbing an apple is just as easy as grabbing French fries. And it makes you feel SO MUCH BETTER. Here are some of my favorite snacks when I’m in a pinch and want something a little more on the healthy side.
2. Take your makeup off.
Don’t go to bed with makeup on. I mean it. You will get wrinkles. You’re going to clog up your pores. And no one wants to wake up like this.
Seriously. Sometimes it’s just that simple. Take a minute, put things into perspective, and ask yourself if it’s really worth getting yourself all worked up over. 9/10 times it’s not. Take some time to do something you love. Read a book, go for a run, or make some coffee (or do all three of those things-you do you, girl!), and let your mind relax for a little bit.
What are some of your favorite ways to take care of yourself?