Moving to college can come with a healthy side of anxiety. You’re thrust into an entirely new world, away from the people and the life you’ve always known, forced to discover exactly who you are on your own. It’s a stressful time filled with meeting so many new people you couldn’t possibly remember all of their names, settling into an academic rigor you’ve probably never experienced before, and trying to figure out what kind of people you want to surround yourself with for the next four years.
Having to do all of this away from the support system you’ve always known can add an extra layer to the anxiety you’re already feeling. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help you ease your way into your new life. The most important thing: make your dorm room as cozy as possible. Whether it’s fairy lights, fluffy blankets and pillows, or an electric candle, do whatever you can to help make your dorm room feel a little more like home. And once that’s finished you’ll be able to focus on what you can do to make yourself feel a bit more cozy.
The easiest and most effective way that we know of? Cozy socks or slippers! Keep some slippers on-hand in your dorm room to wear around the dorm and some socks to carry the coziness with you when you have to go outside. Soon enough, you won’t be so homesick after all. Here are 6 socks and slippers that are sure to keep you feeling cozy while you’re living on a college campus:
Fuzzy Llama Crew Socks
Do you remember ever looking into the adorable eyes of your favorite, fluffy stuffed animal and wishing you could wear it on your feet? Okay, maybe not, but that’s kind of what these socks are like. Courtesy of Living Royal, these Fuzzy Llama Crew Socks with Grips are the comfiest and sweetest slipper socks you’ll look at today. Blushing cheeks, flirty eyelashes, flower crowns, and even a cute little pair of ears? These socks scream coziness, and they’ll feel just as cozy as they look when you slip them onto your feet.
Wear these fluffy, white hugs for your feet around your dorm room or inside a pair of ankle boots where the llamas’ heads can peek out and surprise people who happen to look down. The bottoms have grips to keep you from slipping on any surface, so even if you and your friends are racing up and down the halls of your dorm floor, hoping to blow off some steam during finals week, you’ll be safe from slipping (although we can’t promise they’ll protect you from tripping over your own feet).
I’ve Got This Socks
One of the biggest side effects of the anxiety you might be experiencing when you first move to a college campus is feeling unsure of yourself. The best way to combat this feeling? Self-affirmations! As a part of a self-affirmations line from Living Royal, these I’ve Got This Socks will leave more than your feet feeling cozy. With these socks in your arsenal, the days of you feeling unsure of yourself will be long gone soon enough. Confidence doesn’t happen overnight, but if you give yourself enough self-affirmations, you’ll start believing them eventually.
Put these on whenever you feel your confidence waning. Whether you have a huge exam you’ve spent days studying for, are working up the courage to ask out that cute person who sits next to you in Intro to Psych, or are really just looking for an extra boost to help motivate you to finish that paper you have due, these socks will do it for you. Any time you feel unsure of yourself, all you have to do is look down at your feet to remind yourself that “you’ve got this.” Who knows? Maybe they’ll become your lucky socks.
Fuzzy Fox Slippers
You’ve probably seen those videos of people playing with their domesticated pet foxes, and it’s probably made you want one for yourself. As the perfect combination between a cat and a dog, who wouldn’t want one? Even so, as much as you’d like to bring along a pet fox for moral support when you move to college, you can’t very well move one into your dorm room with you. In the meantime, then, check out this pair of Fuzzy Fox Slippers with Grips from Living Royal. Hopefully they can bring you at least a fraction of the warmth and comfort you’d get from having a real fox with you!
With adorable, soulful eyes like these, tiny ears that you can pull away to stand up like a fox’s would, and even a cute little nose, what’s not to love about these socks? When you slip them on, you’ll feel a fuzzy, plush cushion beneath your feet that will leave you feeling extra comfy. Wear them around your room, and every time you look down at your feet, you’ll be reminded of that domesticated fox that you just may be able to have as a pet one day. The grip on the bottom will ensure that you never slip, no matter what the surface of your floor is like.
I Am Crushing It Socks
When you’re constantly faced with big, important looming deadlines (which you absolutely will be about a week into the first semester), it’s easy to forget that there are smaller successes you celebrate along the way. Courtesy of Living Royal, these I Am Crushing It Socks are a great way to remind yourself that it’s the small successes that ultimately make up the big successes. Wear them to study sessions or while you’re working on the research for a big paper, and every time you’ve learned the information you’ve set out to, you can really say “I am crushing it!”
This year, whenever you find yourself doubting your abilities, put on these socks to remind yourself that you are, indeed, crushing it. Solve a complicated math problem? You crushed it. Finish the section of that essay you’ve been struggling with for a few days now? You crushed it. Make it through the weekend without giving in to the urge to text your ex? You. Are. Crushing. It. In times of stress, it’s important to celebrate every little bit of success you can get your hands on, and these socks can help you get there.
Fuzzy Cat Slippers
Are you a cat person? The kind of cat person who’s so in love with them that you are already fully resigned to being the local resident crazy cat person as soon as possible and even when you’re living in a nursing home? Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to get started on that goal until you graduate, as most colleges don’t allow pets in their dorms, but you can hold on to any cat you can get your hands on until then. These Fuzzy Cat Slippers with Grips from Living Royal are a good place to start.
Soft and gray, with a pink, heart-shaped nose like a kitten might actually have, these slippers will leave you feeling extra cozy in your dorm room. The closed eyes give off a feeling of serenity, and hopefully that feeling will pass over into you when you’re feeling your most stressed. Play with the little ears anytime you feel yourself getting anxious about school. It’s said that focusing all your attention onto one of your five senses when you’re anxious can help to drastically reduce anxiety. Once you’ve calmed down, call your family and see if they can get your cat from home to Facetime or Skype with you.
I Am Strong Socks
It’s far too easy to fall into the trap of feeling weak when you’re already feeling anxious. Whether you’ve received a bad grade on a test, been rejected by that person you’ve been crushing on in your first year composition class, or are just having a really bad mental health week, you might be feeling a little more weak than usual. Luckily, there’s a remedy for that in the form of self-affirmation socks from Living Royal. These I Am Strong Socks are a fantastic way to help you pick yourself back up if you feel like you’ve been knocked down by something in your life.
Slip on these socks as a loud reminder that you do not go down without a fight. Their hot pink color is just as bold as you are, and they’ll serve as a colorful way of nudging you into feeling a bit better about yourself. If you feel okay to, you might even want to wear these socks to your school’s gym for a stress-relieving workout. If you don’t already, you might soon be able to consider yourself strong mentally, emotionally, and physically.
College is a stressful time, and it will probably leave you feeling anxious more often than you would like. You might be able to reduce that anxiety a bit, though, if you invest in some cozy socks and slippers that will help you get through the harder days.