Sometimes you just need to ditch your plans, put on a face mask, take an accidental 2hr nap, colour coordinate your revision pens, have a little cry at Loose Women and demolish a family pack of Doritos Chilli Heatwave. It’s called self-care, Brenda, look it up.

If you’re feeling like you need a time out, we’re counting down the best student self-care tips.

Don’t stress about missing anything

You had a 9am lecture. It’s 10.39am. You just woke up. What a shame.

You had every intention of going, but alas. But don’t stress, the whole lecture will be taped and put online so you can listen to it from the comfort of your own bed. Every cloud…

Get lit

Life hack: light a candle and instantly feel like you’ve got your sh*t together.

If you’re feeling a bit stressed, relax and get your zen on with a knock-off Jo Malone candle that’s secretly from Aldi.

Or, make your room smell like fried chicken with a KFC-scented candle – they are literally a thing and you can buy yours here. Candles and KFC? Name a more iconic duo, er, relaxing smell.

Literally, just have a bath

You probably don’t have a bath and if you do it’s probably not been cleaned all year, so buying an overpriced lavender-scented Lush bath bomb and dissolving it in the sink will have to do.

Close your eyes, breathe in those soothing scents and imagine you’re in a luxurious, steaming hot bubble bath. Close enough.

Sing your musical guilty pleasure in the shower

Belting out your favourite music guilty pleasure in the shower is beyond cathartic, especially if you’re feeling frazzled and need to de-stress.

Perfect your X-Factor audition, release those feel-good endorphins, and scrub your pits at the same time!

All together now, “I’ve got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine…”

Give yourself a break

Finally, make sure that you give yourself a pat on the back because you’re doing great.

Uni is full on and it’s easy to feel guilty if you’re not being productive 24/7. But if you want to cancel your plans in favour of a date with your dressing gown and old eps Dawson’s Creek, that’s totally ok. You’re allowed to have a bit of me time. Student self-care is important. You do you, hun.

Bag yourself a Revolution Card

Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

The best self-care tip is getting your hands on a Revs Card, duh. We’re bringing you class deals on all your fav drinks, including cocktails, beer and prosecco. DAYM, now these are deals to dance about. Come on, get one For Good Times Sake.


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