Let’s face it: going back to school can be a drag. Sure, we get to catch up with friends and give those forearms a break from scooping Choco-chip, but when the leaves begin to turn and classwork starts to pile up again, it can be overwhelming. Here are our tricks to make that first month back a bit more bearable. 

Yoga: Looking for the ultimate chill vibes? Most campuses offer student-led workout classes like yoga, barre, and spin. If you’re looking to clear your mind after a stressful day, yoga is a great beginner’s exercise to try. Research shows that it can actually ease symptoms of stress and anxiety. Plus, burning a few calories to offset your quad shot venti iced vanilla latte can’t be a bad idea. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your roommate (or just yourself!) and head down to the campus studio. Stat.  

Sleep: Don’t get us wrong, a nap after a three-hour science lab sounds great—but what if you didn’t need to waste daylight? According to experts from Stanford University, college students should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night to perform successfully in their classes and feel energized throughout the day. So, start that paper early and get to bed at a decent hour. You’ll thank yourself later. Trust us. 

A Hearty Meal: Working out and sleeping the recommended amount is great, but feeding your body nutritious foods is just as important. Ditch the taco station in your dining hall this month, and turn to some fruits, veggies, and lean proteins to keep you from feeling sluggish. Bonus: when your body feels healthy, so does your mind. 

Skincare: Whether you’re winding down from a midnight study session or gearing up for a 9AM exam, we’ve got the perfect way to combine giving your skin a little love while giving your mood a boost. Our Current Mood set offers 3 different types of tea-infused aromatherapy eye gels: calming Down Time for when you need help hitting your brain’s “off” button, energizing Perk Up for a midday boost after a droning 2 hour lecture, or uplifting Happy Place for a dose of positivity and inspiration during the week. No matter your mood, we’ve got you covered.