Staying healthy during the dreaded term 3
With term 3 deadlines fast approaching, everybody is either hiding in the library or procrastinating (obviously, now is the perfect time to give into mum’s nagging for as long as I can remember and finally learn how to cook).
It is important to keep a balance between work and procrastination, hey watching a ted talk on the mind of a procrastinator is pretty important right? You can’t be expected to revise efficiently if you don’t understand yourself…
On a more serious note, it is really important to stay healthy during the exam season. As lovely as Mc Donald’s may be, even the CEO admitted his children eat regular home-cooked meals. Understandably, this is easier said than done – so if this is something you don’t have the time (or knowledge) to do, I recommend checking out healthy eating options on campus, such as the library cafe or things like salads in departmental cafe’s for short study breaks, it really can be the difference between productive revision or hours wasted. *Shout out to Curiositea smoothies*
In addition to this, make sure you get enough sleep. If you are looking for some productive procrastination, this article by the Warwick University Health Centre is a recommended read: http://www.uwhc.org.uk/Library/livewell/topics/tiredness-and-fatigue/lack-of-sleep-health-risks
I cannot emphasise enough how important this is, it really will help reduce any stress/anxiety you may face, whilst ensuring you will spend the day productively. If there is anything you take from this blog post let it be this, so many students think sleep isn’t a big deal and end up later regretting…
Exercise is also key. It has been proven to improve your brain function, along with your mental wellbeing and overall health. Personally, I enjoy going for regular walks during the evenings, spending 30/45 minutes away from work or social media really gives you an opportunity to switch off and remain calm (whilst exploring campus). A big advantage of being on campus means you get the best photo opportunities: (What better reason to go for a walk?)
TL;DR: The best kind of procrastination is setting time aside to stay healthy, so stay sane; eat healthily, sleep well and exercise, the benefits are vast.
Now, back to learning how to play chess… I mean, revision.
Shanita 🙂 xo