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How to take care of yourself as a student

One of the many challenges students face is the hardship that comes with facing school pressures and the tough time trying to meet with up with other things you want to be at a long run, the challenges on focusing on other goals.

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It’s not easy, managing your time and maintaining routines, but there are ways you can beat all these challenges;

  1.   Find time for yourself

College is hectic. There will be days, even weeks, when you feel like you haven’t got 3 seconds to just breathe. Between classes, homework, clubs, sports, and jobs, there’s not a whole lot of time for relaxing. However, it’s extremely important to find or make time to take care of yourself so you don’t burn out.

2.Take time in short bursts
Much like high-intensity interval style training, where you go all out for a short amount of time, then take a break, sometimes self-care has to come in short intervals between the workloads. Sometimes, those moments of relaxation might even be part of the crazy day-to-day activities.

3. Embrace your routines.

Whether you have a specific order of doing things to get ready in the morning or when you’re getting ready for bed, let that be a few minutes of your day where you recognize that you’re doing everything that you’re currently doing for you. Take a few minutes to enjoy your morning coffee or your walk to class, or take a few minutes to read a chapter or two of a good book before bed. That mindfulness surrounding your regular routine can help you feel calmer as you get ready to take on the day or take a snooze.

4. If you can, make time to exercise, even if it’s only for 10-15 minutes per day. That may not seem like much, but getting your heart rate up will help you get a burst of energy to perk you up, and will help to keep you healthy. And hey, no reason to feel guilty about that kind of self-care, after all, it’s exercise!

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