April 20, 2024

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Living the Energised Student Life

By Jewel Chilaka and Maliki Kate

As students, we constantly seek tips or information that may help in our daily lives filled with assignments, lectures, extracurricular activities, and menial tasks. There is a need always to be energised and active to achieve set goals for the day. An energised life ensures the ability to juggle all these activities while maintaining an optimum state of well-being.

Herein are some tips students can follow to maintain an energised life.

The simple principle of ‘Early to bed and early to rise’ has never been to a disadvantage. Retiring to bed relatively early ensures one gets the appropriate amount of sleep required to be fresh and energised for the whole day. Also, on a free day, simply getting out of bed and moving is enough to break the cycle of tiredness and idleness.

Similarly, regularly hydrating throughout the day helps regulate temperature and keep irritation at bay. Therefore, carrying a water bottle during tasks can make a huge difference.

Taking a page from the above point, it is needless to say that having breakfast, and not just any but a healthy breakfast, is a game changer. A healthy breakfast contains carbs, proteins, and all other nutrients. With this, the energy needed for a great day is ensured.

Furthermore, walking, jogging, gymnastics, or even yoga aids in putting the body in a fit enough state to go through the numerous tasks for the day. With that, there would be fewer breakdowns and illnesses to contend with.

It is also important to mention self-care. This differs for everyone and can be as little as taking a cold shower on a sunny day to enjoying a relaxing massage at a spa monthly. Self-care allows one to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate after a stressful day. 

Self-care can also come from taking up a hobby or pastime. A hobby is a great way to unwind after focusing on a particular task. Because it is an activity one enjoys, it helps to release endorphins and other hormones that help one completely relax. A hobby doesn’t have to be a grand affair, but it can be as simple as journaling, crocheting, and others that are easily accessible to ensure consistency.

These and many more tips should be considered if the goal is to live the best life as students, doing all and remaining unshaken. 

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