Mental Health

When you’re in college you will have a lot on your plate. Between tests, assignments, social life, and holding down a job, it is important to make time for your self and mental health. This is one of the most important things I will discuss in my blogging. If your mental health is not in check, nothing else will matter. Seriously, you will not have the mental or emotional capacity to perform. Here are some tips I have come up with to keep me mentally healthy.

  1. Sundays are for relaxing and reflecting. Take one day out of the week to simply relax, especially in a go go go environment you will need to let your brain unwind. Go on a hike, watch some Sunday football, do something
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    you enjoy what ever that might be. Reflect on what went well in the past week and what didn’t go so well. This is the time to come up with solutions for your upcoming week.

  2. Eliminate stress as much as you can, this will make a huge impact on you. Create a routine, get yourself in the habit of eating, studying, working out, and sleeping at the same time. Human nature is to be habitual, creating routine will help you feel grounded and allow you to get the essential basics done everyday.
  3. Giving yourself plenty of time is key to help with stress. Giving yourself the ample amount of time to study for an exam will help your stress level, not to mention help you do better on the exam. Studies have shown that students who don’t cram studying to better on exams
  4. Do not let yourself get run down, believe me it is easier than you think. Spreading yourself to thin is a main culprit of this, make a priority list and give more energy and time to the ones at the top. Get at least 7 hours of sleep if anything, the quickest way to getting run down is not sleeping. If you get run down, this will lead to your immune system weakening. In return, you will most likely get sick and not be able to performing anything.

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All in all, it is very important to take care of yourself! If you are not mentally and physically healthy you will fail in college. You will have a lot on your plate, but planning accordingly and by managing your time you will be successful.

Go Read these tips, practice healthy in college!!

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