From school to University, Student life can be overwhelming, and we get stuck in the same daily grind and throw our hands up in silent resignation and give up. However, life doesn’t have to overwhelm, and it most certainly doesn’t have to frustrate. As students, you can improve the quality of your life by making a few small adjustments to your routines by altering your mental health and your way of thinking. In the sea of habits that could enhance your life, only a few of them stand out from the rest and give you an edge in life. Cultivating those habits will send you in the right direction.
1. Start Your Day with a Smile
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you -Les Brown
So, at your institute, you had a bad day yesterday, but that day has gone and today you can make a new start. As, each and every day in the life of a student brings new opportunities and possibilities, so smile, as being optimistic you can possible have a great day. And most importantly, when we smile it not only boosts your immune system but also lowers your blood pressure and regulates your heart beat and helps you live longer too. Try to smile for 15 to 20 minutes per day especially when you feel depressed. You’ll be surprised as this process can elevate your mood.
2. Eat Healthy & Exercise
Most of the students are busy with day-to-day assignments and we forget to keep us hydrated. As one of the research study states that one of the best daily habits to adopt is staying hydrated. So, we don’t drink enough water a day, and water keeps you happy, keeps your brain sharp, and keeps you performing at your best. Not only does it aid your digestive tract, it also boosts your metabolism, helping you feel energized sooner.
There are two other things you need to keep in mind for being healthy are:
- Healthy Diet
- Physical Activity
Make small actions every day, and let the compound effect do its thing.
It is recommended that one must have around 2,500 calories a day or at least 2,000 calories a day to remain healthy. Secondly, physical activity can help you to maintain weight loss or be a healthy weight. Being active doesn't have to mean hours at the gym: you can find ways to fit more activity into your daily life. For example, try getting off the bus one stop early on the way home from work, and walking as small physical activity can bring positive changes in the long run.
3. Stick to realistic goals
As, every student has set a goal at the beginning of the year, hoping it will come true. Having a plan will ensure that you actually get there. Sounds simple, but why do January's good intentions often end up discarded by March. As many you have also set up goals which are too difficult and too general. That's the exact reason for failure. So, before you pen down to write the list of goals, make sure that you are precise and the list is not beyond you ability. Track your records, making sure that these mentally reinforce the importance of your goals every day. It’s difficult at start, but it will become a habit if you cultivate it.
4. Stay away from negative people
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. – Albert Einstein
Mostly, the negative mindset starts with the influence of the 3rd party in your personal life. It is important to filter friends as they are the only ones with negative mind-set who can start impact your thinking, and make you think in a negative manner. Negative people tend to drain energy out and thus make you feel grumpy. So in the end it is up to you to decide what kind of people you’re going to be friends with, and the kind of people you’re going to spend your time with. I guarantee you that if you eliminate negative people from your life you will be more successful, far more productive and truly happy.
5. Keep Electronics off the bed
Most of us as students intend to use electronics before we sleep as we don’t even realize it harms our sleep and productivity. As, the light emitted out of our smart phones are known as Short-wavelength blue light which activates arousing neurons within the brain, preventing us from feeling sleepy. This exposure impairs melatonin production and interferes with your ability to fall asleep, as well as with the quality of your sleep once you do nod off. As we’ve all experienced, poor nights’ sleep can affect our academic progress and healthy wellbeing. So, the best thing you can do is to avoid these devices after dinner.