More Sleep, Higher GPA.
- Most doctors recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night.
- Sleep deprivation increases unhealthy eating habits and creates motivation barriers to exercise.
- Avoid the habit of pulling all-nighters.
- Establish a consistent wake and bedtime for your mind and body to have a healthy routine.
College Students are in a high risk group for mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help, whether its academic, personal, or relationship related.
- Keep in touch with family and friends to deter loneliness.
- Set goals for yourself to stay motivated, but don't expect yourself to be perfect all of the time.
- Try to go with the flow. Things change quickly, it takes time to meet people and find your way around.
- Recognize signs of stress (i.e. fatigue, irritability, fast heart rate) and take breaks from activities when you need to.
Communal living and sharing classroom space makes it easy to spread germs. These tips can help keep you from getting sick.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Don’t go to class if you’re sick and avoid friends who are ill.
- Keep immunizations up to date, including your annual flu shot.
- Try simple over the counter remedies to reduce symptoms of illness and go see a health care provider if you're not feeling better.
- Drink lots of fluids, but don't share beverages with others.