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3 Things I Do To Feel Energized and Motivated Even When I Don’t Get Much Sleep

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at TAMU chapter.

Hey there! Welcome to my latest article. As an architect student, sleep is a rarity, especially toward midterms and finals week. Although I may not get a sufficient amount of sleep during these times, I have discovered some tips that help me get through the day, so I can continue to work and design. I know this is not the healthiest thing to do, but when it comes to your grades, it can feel like it is worth it to stall the burn-out until the weekend. I always tell myself that if I can just make it to the weekend, I’ll be able to sleep. So, here are some things I do to keep myself moving on low amounts of sleep.

DISCLAIMER: I am not promoting this as a sustainable way of living. This is just what I do during the weeks when I cannot afford to get a full night’s worth of sleep! Don’t come for me.

(I am also going to skip the obvious tips like drinking energy drinks and stuff like that.)

  1. Drink LOTS and LOTS of Water

I cannot stress this enough. Staying hydrated is SO important if you want to feel your best and have as much energy as you can. It may feel like a chore to remind yourself to constantly drink water throughout the day, but believe me when I say that it gets easier. I trained myself to drink water in the morning and evenings and before every meal. Increasing your water intake also helps with weight loss, so it’s really a win-win!

2. Take Your Vitamins!

I know there are several controversies about whether or not vitamin supplements are actually worth it, but I have personally debunked that through experience. Every time I am low on sleep and am feeling really down-in-the-dumps, I take my vitamins, and bam! I have more energy, feel refreshed, and am ready to conquer the day!

3. Stretch Every Morning and Evening

Now, by stretching, I don’t mean hard-core yoga or palates. Lord knows I am not that flexible. At first, I was wary that I would even have time to stretch every morning and evening, but I was able to create a short, simple, and fun stretching routine that only takes 10 minutes. Doing this allows my brain and body to warm up and get me ready for the day. It also serves as a nice cool-down after a long day of work. Stretching also keeps me from developing cankles too badly after sitting at a desk for 20-22 hours a day.

Well, there you have it! These are 3 simple things I do to help me make the best of the hardest weeks of my life! Hope you enjoyed this article! Feel free to check out my author’s profile for more! Thanks for reading. Have a good day/night wherever you may be <3

Passionate about writing, photography, and travel and am currently studying architecture at Texas A&M University.