Starting school is always a little bumpy, but as a healthcare student, you have an advantage over your peers: you already know how important it is to prioritize your health, both physical and mental. Here are 4 healthy back-to-school tips written for students, by students, for going in strong!
1. Learn about your learning style.
If you think it’s amazing how uniquely identifiable your fingerprints are, just try comparing two people’s brains. No two brains are alike, so of course, people don’t learn in the same ways! There are three main kinds of learning styles: visual (by seeing), kinesthetic (by doing) and auditory (by hearing). In addition, some people learn better by working and studying in groups, while others do best individually. Knowing what kind of learner you are gives you a tremendous advantage and can make healthy back-to-school a breeze. Do you always remember lines from shows? Try recording your lectures and listening to them again before the test. Do you like putting things together with your hands? Try seeking out a volunteer opportunity where you can spend a few hours putting your knowledge to work.
2. Know the science behind habit-forming.
Are you a procrastinator? The cure for procrastination is getting into the habit of doing work every day. If you’ve been a procrastinator for years, this sounds like impossible advice to follow. But it takes only 21 days to form a new habit. There are many ways to help you get over this hurdle and into a healthy back-to-school routine. One popular method is putting a rubber band or bracelet around your wrist: every time you break your new habit, change it to the other wrist. After you’ve had the band on one wrist for 21 days, it’ll be smooth sailing from that point forward. Try it!
3. Eat about 2 hours before class.
For most people, 2 hours after eating is the time when the brain can make the best use of the calories you consumed. If you eat breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and start class at 9:30, you’re probably most like to retain the information! This is an amazing healthy back-to-school trick that allows you to remember more from class without putting in any extra effort!
4. Remember that a goal is just a dream with a deadline.
Write out a list of your goals for the school year, and put dates next to them. Print or copy out the list and put it on your fridge, your desk, in your wallet, anywhere. The simple experience of having the constant reminder of the goals you set, with their realistic deadlines, will make your dreams a reality.
Top all that off with the key ingredient: GRIT, which according to blogger AJ Julian, stands for Guts, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity. You’ll be smelling the sweet scent of success in no time!
If you enjoyed this healthy back-to-school recipe for success, stay tuned for helpful tips throughout the year. We want every single student to succeed!
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