As students a good day can be hard to come by, especially when work starts piling up and with the stress of COVID and lockdown. So, here are some things that students can do in the morning that could help them have a good day.
Making the bed – It is something so simple but not something everyone does. Making the bed as soon as someone gets out of bed can help them mentally feel like they are ready for the day. It is also a plus when going to bed and it all looks freshly made, cosy and warm on the inside.
Have a face routine – This is not just something for ladies to have, gents can do it too. Having a structured beauty routine in the morning to follow every day can make someone feel like they have achieved something. A washed and prepped face will make a person feel ready to face the day ahead.
Plan an outfit – Some people may do it the night before and be extra prepared, but for those who just want to crash at night, do it before breakfast. Planning an outfit can give a day direction and make someone feel better when they are making decisions for themselves.
A healthy breakfast – Filling the body with plenty of vitamins and minerals in the morning will give students the energy to study, get their work done and feel less dreary. As tempting as Nutella on toast might seem, save the sweet stuff as a ‘treat yourself’ for when the work is done. Have a plant-based breakfast, like baked oatmeal with fruit.
Drink water – Have around 3 – 4 cups in the morning to help the body function correctly throughout the day. Water aids with digestion and maintain the body’s temperature, so it is crucial to drink water. It will also stop any dehydration headaches that may occur later in the day.
Make a day plan – Sit down and write a list of the things that need to be done and in the order they will be done. Having a plan for the day will get rid of any dull moments and stop the ‘I feel like I haven’t done anything today’ regrets. This will also help students visualise what needs to be done and motivate them to reach their daily goals.
Go for a walk – Some fresh air can help clear the head and a change of scenery may help adapt the mindset. A bit of exercise can also help get rid of any stress from the previous day, hopefully making the individual feel better about their day ahead.
Read – If a walk does not sound like a good idea, read a chapter or two to get the brain working and create a calmness that can be used to get some work done. Try and read a book that is useful to the topic of the work as that will not only get the brain working but it is also squeezing in some study time.
Yoga – Like I mentioned in the How to Destress article, dedicating that time to breath and tune into yourself is a great way to loosen up for the day. If yoga is not for you, try doing some simple morning stretches to loosen your muscles and to stop the body feeling tight during the day.
Send some messages – Get that itching feeling of wanting to be on the phone out the way by messaging friends and family. Receiving and responding to a cute morning message from mum may lift a students spirits, giving them a reason to do their work knowing there is always someone supporting them.
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