Don’t be the one who falls asleep at the library. If you establish a sleep schedule with at least 8 hours of sleep per night, you will be healthier and less stressed almost instantly. If you can barely keep your eyes open while doing you’re homework, you know what your problem is.
2. Establish a healthy diet
Food is your fuel. With a healthy diet you can boost your energy and power for a productive day. Healthy foods will most definitely make you feel healthier and probably look healthier too, through the process.
Work out your stress. Physical exercise is one of the best forms of relief for stress, not to mention it boosts your health like no other. Exercise can increase your energy throughout the day.
It’s all in the power of positive thinking. Relieve your stress, ease your mind, and let go of everything on your mind in order to reach a state of peace. You can take 20 minutes out of your day to relax—it will help you more than it will hinder you.
5. Create a schedule
Write it down. You can make yourself stick to times and a plan. Hold yourself accountable by writing it down. Make a checklist. Do whatever it takes, but if you make a schedule you will eventually feel comfortable and the productivity will come naturally.
6. Find a balance
Some things can wait. Don’t get too caught up with one aspect of your life. Make new friends. Go to the beach. Visit the library for a study session. Call your mom on your way home. Balance is necessary for not feeling overwhelmed or pressured.
7. Time management is key
Procrastination: I don’t think any other word compares. It is simultaneously dreadful and appealing. Everyone procrastinates. The problem is, you think you have time. Don’t have this mindset—if you have the time, be productive, you’ll thank yourself later.
In the words of Edna Mode: “You’ve got to pull yourself together!” But actually, just take some deep breaths and power through the workload. The build up is difficult to handle, but take a minute to ease your mind and just breathe. Sometimes that’s all it takes.