Self Care Suggestions

Written by: Jude Bokovoy

Self-care can mean a variety of things to any given person. At its core, self-care is taking time to work on oneself. Whether it’s self improvement, unwinding or picking up the pieces of an emotional week, self-care is always there to help. Here are some things to add to one’s agenda recommended by fellow Western students: 


  • Drinking tea
  • Napping
  • Reading
  • Making an iced coffee
  • Doing daily skincare routine
  • Working out
  • Worship
  • Relax while listening to music
  • Time with pets
  • Paint night 
  • Meditation
  • Everything showers
  • Cleaning room


  • Guasha-ing using  “The Ordinary” face oil
  • Face masks
  • Exfoliating cleanser 
  • Glow recipe Watermelon glow Niacinamide dew drops
  • Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant
  • Ice roller
  • “Aquaphor”
  • Truly Black Jelly body serum
  • “Good Molecules” Hyaluronic acid serum
  • “Good Molecules” Hyperpigmentation serum
  • Hydrating under eye masks
  • Neutrogena oil free moisturizer
  • Fuzzy bow robe headband 


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  • “Things I Never Got Over” by Lucy Score follows a middle aged woman whose life is falling apart after running away from the altar. 
  • “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover is about a young woman named Lily who meets a surgeon that appears to be the man of her dreams. 
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  • “The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes depicts a teenage girl that mysteriously inherits most of a multi-billionaire’s wealth and property without having any correspondence with the billionaire’s family.
  • “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero guides one through how to live life to the fullest.
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  • “Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo is a long term study on three women regarding their relationships, coupling and desires. 
  • “Everything I know about Love” by Dolly Alderton is a memoir dedicated to navigating her early twenties.
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