How I De-stress at University

Aloha dolls 🌺

Recently I have been really struggling with the stress of university. I think second year has really taken a toll on me and I'm just finding it difficult to keep up with everything, causing me to feel low most of the time. Though I'm struggling, there are a few things I have been doing that have been helping me bounce up again in how I'm feeling. I thought it would be nice to share with you how I de-stress at university and maybe it will help you de-stress too, whether that's at university or at home. 

Having a Shower - Now I know that normally if you want to relax and de-stress you would normally head straight into the bath however I don't have a bath at university, so I turn to having a shower instead. I find having a shower really does help, it helps me reflect on how I'm feeling. I also love having a shower in the evening as it makes me feel all cosy when I come out. I'm currently using Zoella's Snowella shower gel and it smells so yummy and leaves your skin feeling super soft but when I finish with that I'm going to treat myself with a LUSH shower gel as I find if you lavish in a yummy shower gel it makes your shower that little bit more special and enjoyable. After I have jumped out the shower I will also moisturise which I enjoy doing, especially before bed again making me feel all cosy. 

Painting my nails - This probably doesn't come to a shock for some of you but painting my nails is something I try and do regularly, normally whenever my current nail varnish starts to chip. I love painting my nails whether it's just a simple paint or I add a gem stone or two. As this is something I really enjoy it naturally de-stresses me instantly and puts me in such a relaxed mood. 

Applying a face mask - Face masks are also a great way to get you feeling relaxed and happy. When I put a face mask on I always get excited, the thought of knowing I'm doing something good to my skin just puts me in the best mood. I try and do this once or twice a week depending how busy I am that week as not only does it benefit my skin but it benefits my mood too. 

Going to the gym/Going to volleyball practice - Any type of sport or exercise naturally de-stresses you as it helps release endorphin's (happy hormones!). I've recently been making more of an effort to go to weekly volleyball practice as well as visiting the gym when I can and I feel so much better for it. I'm not the most healthiest of girls but I'm trying to be as healthy as I can! Volley practice definitely helps me de-stress as not am I playing a sport that I love but I'm surrounded by people that I love to. 
Reading a book - Before 2018, between September and December my reading went down hill, I just didn't make time for it. This is something I have changed this year and because I'm making more of an effort I find that I'm not stressing as much due to being able to escape the real world whilst visiting another world through a book. Reading has always been a mechanism of mine to help me de-stress and relax and it always will be my go-to. 

Watching a film/TV series I love - Sometimes, I'm just not in the mood to read due to how tired my brain is from all the university work I have been doing. If this is the case I will put on a film or TV series I love or loving at the time and just let myself turn into a potato. I will normally paint my nails during this time too, combing two activities that help me de-stress at the same time! 

Talking to Matt - Finally, I talk to Matt. This is something that helps me so much. It may seem simple and to be honest it is but talking to Matt really helps brighten my mood and he's ace at making me feel less stressed. I think because Matt and I have been through so much. grown so much together too that we are in a position in our relationship that we just know how to help one another. He knows what to say and he's great at just listening to me. It's even better when he's visiting me in Chester because then I can give him a great big cuddle which instantly relaxes me. I know that's cringe but hey, everyone loves a little bit of cringe in their lives I don't care what you say!! 

All of these factors really do help me feel less stressed and more relaxed and HAPPY! If you are having a crap day or university/work is stressing you out then definitely try some of these things out as they really do help. 

Aloha, Tabitha x 


  1. I'm glad you've found ways to de-stress at uni. It's such a tough time. Don't be scared to take breaks as and when you need them. Worry about the workload later, if you need some breathing space, take it!

    Steph x

  2. I enjoyed this post and may take some inspiration from it and write a post about ways I like to de-stress after a long hard day at university or something like that. It’s very draining, and does take a lot out of you, so it’s good to find ways to distract your mind and revitalise yourself. I love your tips and you have just reminded me I need to pick up some new face masks! Hope everything is going well your way and as always, sending the biggest hugs ever <3


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