The back to school season is upon us, which means classes will soon start and it’ll be time to get back to the books. This transition can be nerve wracking or anxiety inducing for some. That’s why I’m here to make that transition a little more of a comfortable and even soothing experience. Here are my top tips to start the school year off on the right foot.
Get used to a sleeping routine:
You may not realize it but sleep is actually pretty important. That’s why it is essential to get into the habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time during the school week. It’ll be easier to create a schedule around classes for your extracurriculars and of course, homework.
If you’re having trouble going to bed at 11:00pm when you were used to going to sleep around 2:00am, essential oils will become your best friend.
Lavender oil is perfect for this because it lowers your heart rate and induces drowsiness: the perfect environment for sleep. All you have to do is make sure that your room is dark, and your phone is nowhere near your nightstand.
*TIP: Put your phone in a different room before going to bed. It will help improve the quality of your sleep.
This one is easy and is best done on a Sunday afternoon. Eating properly is vital in making sure your energy is always up there throughout the school year. Caffeine is great, I’ll give you that, it’s even quite healthy. Though at the end of the day, it is something that is easy to become too dependent on.
It is important that students have a higher carb diet than most to keep their energy. Obviously making sure that you’re also getting enough greens and other nutrients.
Once you’re done prepping all of the meals, stick it in your fridge. A great way to make sure all of your food stays fresh throughout the week is by using Abeego food wraps. They’re wax based and reusable. It’s the perfect way to save money as a student.
*TIP: It’s always a great idea to prepare your breakfast the night before. Something easy and nutritious are overnight oats. Add some honey or brown sugar and a bunch of fruits to the mix.
Conditioning your body is a great way to maintain mental and physical health throughout the school year. Pick your sport and make sure you’re consistent. It is important to get at least 45 minutes of physical activity each day.
An easy way to do this is to split two small routines up. Spend time when you wake up setting your intentions with yoga. The perform a more intense cardio and muscular based workout before winding down for the night. Using a yoga mat, resistance bands, and small and portable weights should do the trick. You won’t have to pay for a membership at a gym and you’ll stay healthy and focused throughout your studies.
*TIP: Always make sure to warm up your muscles before an intense workout and win down with some stretches afterwards. This will decrease the risk of injuries and extremely sore muscles the next day.
The most important part about all of this is actually sticking to these three steps. Time passes and certain things are made a priority. Although without any exception, your well-being should always come first!