Feeling burnt out and stressed over your workload and studies? Many students find it difficult to strike a “Work-Study-Life Balance”, but for University students, the lack of balance can result in overwhelming levels of stress, especially if healthy living and wellness do not play a part in the overall equation. Understanding how other students have managed similar situations can be helpful, particularly concerning dealing with new experiences and responsibilities.
Here are 3 simple hacks from our students to crack the code on achieving the “Work-Study-Life Balance” equilibrium.
It may be difficult to relinquish your typical commitments once classes start, so you may have a difficult time fitting in study and classes to your already busy schedule. However, it is important to recognize when you are overwhelmed. You may need to take time to lower your work commitments if you are struggling to keep up.
Likewise, you need to know when you need a break. It is best to allow some time to clear your head if you find yourself stuck with your essay or keep reading the same paragraph over and over again. It will do wonders for your productivity if you take a day off or even go for a walk or grab something to eat.
While you have been advised so often not to leave everything until the last minute, it can be challenging to keep up regardless of whether or not you procrastinate. It can be challenging to schedule enough time for each assignment due to specific deadlines. Take the time to plan out the semester and figure out when everything is due while keeping the work or social commitments in mind.
Think about how much time you will need to spend on each assessment and decide what you can start early and which tasks can be left until later. It’s also wise to let other members of your house know that you will be studying so they won’t come up with unexpected plans.
Here are two ways you can ensure both your physical and mental well-being at the same time:
Having an adequate amount of sleep helps you overcome hunger, improve memory, and even minimizes the risk of certain serious health conditions. You don’t need to sleep early every night, but getting quality rest regularly to your schedule will do you well.
You may not need to stop eating chocolate for good. Instead, make sure you are energized with healthy, replenishing foods such as strawberries and fish with salt and vinegar. Fast foods and instant noodles may be cheap and convenient, but they aren’t good for your well-being.