Welcome back to school my Kean collegiettes! It’s time to say goodbye to your summer days and get back into the swing of things for the new Fall 2012 semester.
As you may know, getting back into “school mode” is pretty rough after having those few months off from school. You are reaching for your goals and dreams and you are always finding ways to further your education and build your future; but what about taking good care of your body and your health at the same time?
As you start your new classes and get to know your new classmates, you cannot forget about yourself. You have to make sure you are happy and healthy so that you can focus on your academics and earn good grades, and feel good about yourself as well. That’s why planning and sticking to a routine is essential during your long study days ahead.
It’s as easy as one, two and three!
1. Exercise — Start off by planning a good work-out that works for you! Whether it’s for 10 minutes or for 2 hours— running, walking, yoga or crunches in the morning or at night—fitting a work-out in your schedule can really boost your self-esteem and help you feel more energetic as well as looking great.
2. Healthy Diet — How about adding a tasty, nutritious diet to your routine? Sometimes, you may feel that you cannot fit healthy and wholesome meals into your life due to busy days, late night studying and/or hectic work schedules. However, going grocery shopping in the beginning of the week to purchase healthy foods may change that. Just by doing so, you are not only saving money by not hitting up the cafeteria everyday for your breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you are also saving a lot of calories too.
3. Good Night Sleep — Last but not least, try to fit a good night sleep in your routine. Don’t wait until the last minute to write your paper or study for an exam.
Plan your studies ahead of time so that you don’t have to stay up all night finishing your assignments. Getting a good night sleep will help you stay focused during your lectures and prevent you from falling asleep in class.
With maintaining a well-balanced routine, you are not only receiving great benefits by sticking to it, but you are also changing your lifestyle into something that can become very rewarding for your mind and your body. Switching up a few things in your life can truly make a difference. Good luck!