Quarantine self-care essentials for students

As students enter their fourth week of remote learning, it is imperative for them to prioritize mental health and self care.

Although the new block schedule at Conant allows students to only attend four classes a day, increased screen time and a monotonous virtual routine can still take a physical toll on students.

Adjusting to a new normal during remote learning, one that means not seeing teachers and peers in person and being taught through a 7.9 inch screen, presents new challenges and stress for students. Are you “Zoomed out”? Here are a few quarantine self care essentials students need as they continue into remote learning.

Blue Light Glasses
Increased screen time during remote learning can leave your eyes dry and tired. Digital screens emit blue light, which can cause eye strain and disrupt your sleep cycle. Blue light glasses are specially crafted lenses to filter out blue light from digital screens. They can help reduce eye strain and protect your eyes from glare. For those who already wear glasses, a prescription can be added to the lenses as well. 

$18 from Amazon

Does school have you overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you feel so tired you can’t focus at all during school? Tea is the solution for your need to unwind or put some pep in your step. Calming tea can be used as a stress reliever to soothe your mind and body after a long day, and energy tea is packed with antioxidants and caffeine to help give you the extra push to keep you productive throughout the day.

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Calming Tea: $23 for 96 bags from Amazon
Energy Tea: $23 for 96 bags from Amazon


Weighted Blanket
As if quarantine didn’t mess up our sleep schedule enough, school means sleep deprivation for many students. The therapeutic “deep pressure touch” of a weighted blanket helps release stress, and improves quality of sleep to help you recharge for the next day.

$25 from Target

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Aromatherapy Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers can help offset stressful environments by leveling your mood and balancing hormones. Essential oils have many benefits including stress relief, improved sleep, increased memory, energy level boost, and the ability to alleviate headaches. Notes of eucalyptus and mint mean only good vibes in the study room.

$20 from Amazon

Acupressure Mat
Don’t be afraid of the flower spikes – they don’t hurt! This pillow hits 1350 pressure points to encourage pain relief and happy hormones. It is also designed to increase circulation and energy levels, and relieve tension in your back and neck as well.

$20 from Amazon

With the help of these self care essentials, you’ll be ready to take on remote learning productively and stress-free! If you try any of these self care items, don’t forget to tag @ConantCrier on Twitter to let us know what you think.


Ella Saputra

Ella Saputra is the Editor-In-Chief of the Crier and a junior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier staff. Outside of school, Ella enjoys playing violin and spending time with family and friends.

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