Your health isn’t just a good state of your body. It also includes different psychological aspects. Some students neglect healthy habits to have more time for studying. But it is important to understand that working on your health is working for your future. How productive will you be, when you are sick and out of strength?
1. Create Your Daily Routines
There are a lot of things that we do every day. But usually, you have no time or just forget to do something essential. You feel upset and your whole day may go wrong because of some little thing. You should definitely have your routines! Write them all down and keep track of these things. This is especially helpful in the morning when it is hard to concentrate. A morning routine is simple: water, vitamins, breakfast, shower, checking up your plans for the day, etc. An evening routine is even more important. For example, you can include such things as getting your clothes ready. This will make the next day much easier. Besides, routines should include such procedures as skin and hair care. It will reduce the time you spend on your appearance and help you look great every day.
2. Sleep Well
You really need to sleep enough. This doesn’t just make you healthier, but smarter as well. Your brain processes the information, while you’re sleeping, so you will study better. Go to sleep before midnight. Reduce the blue light before going to bed, because it causes anxiety. Actually, there are apps that change the light temperature, but it is more effective not to use your smartphone or laptop before sleeping at all.
3. Make Your Morning Perfect
Wake up early. Seriously, it is not that hard. Think of it as just a couple of minutes of torture. But after you get up, you’ll have a couple of hours of free time you may spend on studying or your hobby. In addition to the routines that we’ve already mentioned, add some perks for your mental health: meditation, free-writing, affirmations, visualization, etc. Remember, the better the morning is – the better is the day.
4. Eat Healthy
Eat regularly. There is nothing worse than to be hungry for several hours and then get stuffed. This leads to stress and obesity. Don’t forget to have your breakfast. This is the most important meal. The breakfast must contain enough protein and good carbs. No sugars, please. During the day, avoid junk food. Don’t eat right before going to bed, even if you are fit already. You will sleep better.
5. Stay Hydrated
Drink 7-8 glasses of water a day. It is not a part of a diet or a popular trend! This is a necessity. It is both good for your mind and body. Drink one or two glasses before breakfast. In the morning, the water should be warm. It will improve your digestion and prepare your body for food. If you can’t drink water as it is, add lemon, mint or other fruits to it. You may prepare it in the morning and drink it during a day. Keep it in the fridge. Buy a fancy bottle to take it with you. It’s quite motivating.
Sport is not just for keeping fit and healthy, although these aspects are very important, too. Sport makes you smarter. Different types of exercise stimulate different brain activities. Besides, they make you more energetic. So, don’t neglect jogging, stretching and gym! An hour of exercise right after your morning routines will give you several productive hours afterward.
7. Use Different Study Techniques
Some students study hard. Others study smart. Guess, who is more productive! Working hard is a very good habit, but you shouldn’t forget about the techniques that can help you make it easier. Cornell note taking index cards or simply answering the questions after the chapter in your course book – this is only a short list of what you can apply to spend less time on being a successful student. Plus, use time management techniques to make your day even more productive.
8. Read as Many as You Can
We just don’t read much these days, which is a serious problem – especially, for students. The lack of reading decreases the level of education. We hear about it every day. But why do you personally need to read? Some students just like reading for fun. This normally goes for fiction and light reading psychology, self-help or time-management books. They get all the perks without even thinking of them. If you are not one of such students, you need information to motivate you. First, reading will help you in different life circumstances, because a person never stops learning. Even when you are a professional, you have to become better each day. Secondly, reading provides you with new information. Next, it enlarges your vocabulary. And, finally, it teaches you to speak the way others want to listen.
9. Train Your Memory
Actually, reading helps with that, too. But there are a lot of different tools, like apps and flash cards. The main thing you need to understand is that a fact stays in your memory when the neural connections are built. It happens when you revise the information over and over again. Don’t read the material repeatedly. Read it, answer the questions and revise it after some time. Such an approach will make your memory work better.
10. Find the Time to Socialize
Some students spend so much time studying that they forget to communicate with somebody except their tutors and family. You need to relax! Plus, after you graduate, you don’t want to feel that the student’s life went past by you. Have fun with friends once in a while. Create a studyblr of an Instagram study account to combine studying and socializing. All of these allow you to establish a network that is so important for your future life.
A student’s life is stressful and overwhelming at times. But this is absolutely one of the most fabulous periods of your life. Create healthy habits to make it more enjoyable to savor every single moment!
About the Author
Richard Nolan is a blogger and a private tutor, sharing his experience in spheres of blogging, self-growth, and psychology. Richard writes for numerous blogs and gives useful tips for bloggers, students, and teachers. Learn more about Richard on Facebook and Twitter