Some of you are probably riding the struggle bus to and from class on the daily. Am I right?
College is hard and staying healthy is even harder. Let us pass down some knowledge to help you out. Get your writing utensils ready!
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Have you ever been so busy you forgot to eat? Take a hot second to stop what you’re doing and grab a bite on those busy days when you’re running around like a chicken without a head.
- Put that meal plan to good use.
- TAPINGO. Download it. It’ll change your world.
- Pack some healthy snacks if you don’t have a long lunch/dinner break.
- Plan trips to the store.
- Meal prep on the same day each week.
Doing the little things and setting this time aside can help manage your minutes and save money.
Catch some Z’s
Set a goal to get at least six hours of sleep every night. Take naps when you can, but don’t nap for hours! Sleeping too long during the day can actually make you more tired and keep you awake at night. Don’t forget to set your alarm and eat breakfast in the morning to improve your focus.
If you need to refresh during the day, you can always head over to the Reboot Center in the Student Union!
We’re supposed to drink at least three bottles of water a day, if not more. Take your pick of whatever caffeine gets your wheels turning in the morning, but don’t sleep on water. Buying flavor enhancers makes drinking water much easier, too!
Workin’ on mah fitness!
Go to the Colvin Center. Exercise is KEY to being healthy. We know all too well how tough it can be to get off the couch from binge watching Grey’s for hours. Maybe there’s even a little food stuck to your shirt. We totally get it, and we aren’t judging!
On a more serious note:
- Try to find a workout partner. At least that way you can complain together, but you might actually see some great results, too.
- Go on a walk around campus. Even if it’s only once a day, you can tremendously improve your physical and mental health.
Get it together
- Planning helps. Write down your schedule. It can make a busy day much less stressful. Scheduling in a nap, a study break or even a quick grocery run will help you complete little tasks you keep putting off.
- If you’re a master procrastinator, visit the LASSO Center for things like:
- Student-to-student tutoring
- Study and motivation workshops
- Academic Success Coaches
- Read a book or take a hot bath. They both do wonders for stress.
- Grab some coffee before you go to that all-night study session at the library.
Good vibes only
Most importantly, surround yourself with people who will lift you up. Even when you’re having a bad day, don’t let others bring you down.
And remember, you’re probably doing much better than you realize. Don’t be so hard on yourself!
Keep on coming back for more tips and tricks, Cowboys!