No doubt, studies are quite a trial for diligent students. If you Google, you’ll discover that students are exposed to a range of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Of course, I don’t encourage you to quit your studies and live happily ever after. However, with a help from tutors, we created a bunch of tips that will definitely preserve your health during hard studies.
Plan Things in Advance
Let’s be frank, most students are overwhelmed by the workload simply because they lack discipline and wait till the last minute to write an essay, create a presentation, or prepare a book report.
To avoid frustration, I strongly suggest to plan everything in advance:
- Examine the tasks that you are to complete and prioritize It’s a common sense that a thesis dissertation will require much more attention than a book report.
- Once you’ve prioritized the tasks, approximate the time you’ll need to complete it. E.g., it will take you about two days to create a Business and Management presentation and around five days to compose a 10-page literature review.
But you should always consider unseen circumstances, like a spontaneous party, getting sick or blackout, and add some extra time for each task. It means you should start working on the presentation three days before the deadline, and reserve at least six days to complete the literature review without rush.
Eat Healthy Food
It’s not surprising that some foods feed our brain and make us less susceptible to stress.
So, if you want to boost the memory and make your studies an easier process, consider eating these foods:
- Fatty fish
- Coffee. In reasonable volumes, of course:)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
At the same time, you should avoid such foods as:
- Soda and energy drinks
- High sugar candies, ice-cream etc.
- Greasy foods
- Fried foods
Regular exercising improves your physical well-being and makes you less susceptible to stress. In their recent study, Stults-Kolehmainen and Sinha (2014) discovered that psychological stress predicted less physical activity and more sedentary behavior (76.4%). So, the more you move the more stress resistant you are!
Luckily, there’s a number of physical activities that are both useful and fun:
Everything that makes you happy, will also make you healthy!
Avoid Bad Habits
Everyone knows that smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse don’t make you healthier. So, I won’t take your time by repeating this platitude. Come to the healthy side to be a productive student 🙂
Problems happen. In fact, “life is just a simple game between up and down.”So, stay positive no matter what and you’ll preserve your health during the hardest studies!
Being a hardworking student isn’t a big deal. But being a well-performing and healthy student is a trick, and you can make it out by giving enough attention to the vital aspects of your life!