Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits

It’s easy to overcommit and end up burning out.

Make a cost-benefit analysis to ensure the tasks you have allow you to be healthy, happy and more relaxed.

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Sleep

Being well-rested is essential to health. You'll have more energy, more patience, and less anxiety if you accumulate eight hours of quality sleep in a day.

To ensure you sleep well, create and stick to a sleep schedule and ensure you are relaxed and comfortable when you go to bed.

Exercise

Keeping up with your physical health reduces stress and releases endorphins (the chemicals that make you happy).

Exercise is also defined as any form of physical activity. So dancing in the apartment, walking around campus, or hitting the gym could all help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Eat Well
Keeping a balanced diet, with vegetables, fruit, proteins, dairy and carbs takes more effort but is fundamental to good health. 
For a good diet keep in mind the following:
  • Eating late at night affects your sleeping habits.
  • Overeating can take a toll on your metabolism and energy levels.
  • Eating three properly sized meals a day helps maintain energy levels and a good mood.
Meditation

When we are so overwhelmed by long To-Do lists, nervous breakdowns are not uncommon. But they are avoidable.

Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool to combat nervousness, anxiety, and stress. Find a quiet place, get comfortable, and clear your mind.

"Me Time" And "We Time"

Hanging out with friends is a great way to unwind and a lot of fun. But it's also important to recognize when you need time for yourself.

Take naps, go for walks, close your door, whatever you need.

Netflix Is Your Friend

Focusing on so many academic or personal tasks at once is stressful, so a lot of people simply crash. Taking short breaks in between tasks can help prevent this.

Don't be afraid to step away from homework and watch an episode on Netflix. It'll help you get out of the stress vortex for a while, and you'll return to work feeling more relaxed and ready to go.

Hydration

Staying hydrated helps keep the skin clear, your mood balanced, and helps both digestion and your immune system.

Try to keep a water bottle on you at all times so you have the constant reminder to drink throughout the day.

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Creating a sleep-inducing environment
  • Turn the temperature between 60 and 72 degrees.
  • Turn off the lights. Artificial light suppresses your body’s production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
  • Turn down the noise. Wear earplugs if you have to, or consider investing in a white noise machine.
  • Pick comfortable bedding. Avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester that trap heat and moisture.
  • Invest in a comfortable mattress.
How to Get a Good-Night Sleep


  • Have a regular bedtime.
  • Protect your sleep time by saying no to late-night commitments- especially if you know you have a big day following.
  • Invest in good sheets- you deserve them!
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark and cool. 
  • Pamper yourself with an essential oil diffuser and soothing sleep music.
  • Try paid apps like Calm or Aura for sleep stories, meditations, and sound therapy.
Self-Care Ideas For The Soul
  • Help someone.
  • Write out your thoughts. Then let them go as you burn or bin the paper.
  • Hang out with people who emit enthusiasm and positivity.
  • Stroke a pet.
  • Ask three good friends to tell you what they love about you.
  • Have a few sentences of conversation with someone.
  • Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you.
  • Exercise something you’re good at today.
  • Ask for help—big or small, but reach out.
  • Plan a two-day holiday for next weekend. 

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