Welcome back, everybody! As usual, let’s start of this great post with some words of inspiration!
“Forget yesterday-it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow-you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift-today.” – Steve Maraboli
Today we’re going to focus on some methods to fight against stress and discouragement when working our way through the semester.
- Get a meditation app! There are so many free apps available that will bombard you with inspirational quotes and self-care tips to keep you on track and inspired during the semester! A couple of my favorites are SimpleHabit, Eternal Sunshine, Motivation, and Sanity&Self!
- Meditate/Exercise! It’s super important that you are getting some form of physical exercise. On average, you should be doing some type of physical activity for 15 minutes a day! This can be done by walking, dancing, doing yoga, and even stretching! While gyms might not be open there are lots of apps that can bring the gym to you!
- Take Breaks Often! I cannot stress this enough for students. Please every hour take a 10-minute break. This can be eating a snack, drinking some water, stretching. It’s so important to give your mind rest. Please ensure that you’re taking appropriate breaks
- Go To Sleep! I promise that the assignment can wait and so can studying for that test. Try starting the assignments on time and setting up expectations early so that you are not waiting the night before to complete a 10-page paper. Your body and brain will thank you!
I know it’s easy to fall down the rabbit-hole of not sleeping, not eating, or taking care of our health, but now more than ever, our physical and mental health is so important! Please do not make the mistake of overstressing and not treating your body with care.
I know you guys can do it! Let’s make this a great semester!