The Need for Caffeine and an Addiction to Coffee

I have a confession to make. This is not going to be easy but here it is: I’m addicted to coffee.Via Giphy

Yep, that’s right. I came to college a doe eyed freshman who barely drank coffee and came back home addicted to it.Via Giphy

I used to shudder at the girls in high school who brought Starbucks to school every morning. I wondered how they could afford it and why they even needed it. It was only high school, not college.

I understand now more than ever. There are so many tests to study for, papers to get done, assignments to do and deadlines to prepare for. College students are striving to stay awake and remain energized. An easy fix for this is often to stop at a café and (conveniently enough) there are a ton on campus capitalizing off our stress and need to stay up.

It’s easy to forget that there are other ways and methods to stay awake and stay energized.

Exercise is one method. Take a 5-minute break from studying and do a few jumping jacks or maybe take a small walk around campus or the neighborhood. It’ll help you focus!

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Essential oils. I know this sounds weird but there are oils that you can breathe in or apply externally that have energizing effects. There are also a few that help you focus more.

Speaking of breaks, take a break! After a certain point while studying, your brain essentially gets tired. Take a mental break, this can include anything from scrolling on social media or watching Netflix to taking a nap or meditating.

Lastly, take care of your health! It’s hard to be energized if you’re not taking care of yourself. Get around seven hours of sleep a night so you’ll have more energy to get through the day. Drink a lot of water because hydration is a big key to having energy.

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Be vigilante, collegiettes! Coffee isn’t the only key to energy! It sure is delicious though...

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