Relaxation and planning ahead.
Relaxation and planning ahead.
It is winter. Yes, I like winter. Well, it is nice experiencing “heavy snow” at the University of Warwick after a few years of hoping to have one. However, national lockdown is still happening, which prevents us from doing more social activity face to face. Even, it does not mean we can enjoy the study life, right? I have some tips on how to do relaxation and have planned ahead of our work.
Most people experience stress and unease. It can be caused by forcing themselves too much to finish work before the deadline, lacking physical exercises, and self-awareness of time management, leading to psychological effects. In the end, this condition will make us less effective in working (and studying). I will share my experiences on how to cope with stress and do relaxation.
Exercises. Yes, you got me correctly. To fight stress, training is one of the most crucial things to do. Instead of doing heavy exercises once or twice a week, spending 10-20 minutes doing a routine activity such as push up, pull up, stretching your body in the morning, or between your study will make you feel fresh. By putting physical stress on my body, it can relieve mental stress. Try it.
I am listening to music. I know study every day with a lot of workloads sometimes, or even often, makes us stressed and anxious. Listening to music is an excellent choice to spend the study break. Taking a gap of 10-20 minutes in your study time will decrease the pressure and relax your head. In my experience, listening to instrumental music is a choice. Still, I am sure everyone has their preferences, don’t they? Remember, do it correctly and do not let yourself keep listening to music and not studying.
Shopping. The reason is that it is your chance to meet people to reduce the feeling of boredom and probably loneliness due to lockdown and just staying at home. The most important thing is that we follow health protocols, such as wearing a mask, washing our hands, and remain apart from others. However, going shopping too often is not sufficient, but doing it twice a week is the right choice.
2. I am planning.
It is quite challenging to keep on track without following the schedules. Well, you know yourself best. You can make a daily routine including targets you need to achieve. These goals can be daily or weekly. By sticking on the agenda, it will guide you to stay productive. By doing so, once you feel you are not on track, checking the timetable will remind us to get back on the trail. Also, it helps much in terms of time management.
It is worth mentioning that planning is better than spontaneous action without specific objectives. It is even better if you make daily, weekly and monthly, or even yearly targets. Of course, it does not mean that you have to stick to the program you have made. Adjustments are always can be done adapting to any possible conditions on the way. However, by making the plan, we know what to do next and be well prepared.
Good luck and have a nice day