It’s back-to-school season! If you are a student, you may be feeling ready to leave summer break behind and get back into a routine. You may even be ready to see if you can improve your academic skills. Here are some practical tips to guide you to a successful school year.
Brain food. Having a diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals really does give your brain energy and protect brain cells. Brain foods include avocados, blueberries, broccoli, eggs, salmon, walnuts, and even dark chocolate.
Natural energizers. Those morning classes can feel too early, especially right after a summer of sleeping in. Maintain a healthy sleep schedule, take power naps as needed, and drink lots of water. Include some exercise in your daily routine and eat plenty of protein in order to build a more natural and steady energy bank.
Pro-activity. Have you ever completed a task or project long before its due date? It feels incredible to take something so time-consuming off your list of to-dos. If you want to minimize stress and pressure throughout your school year, aim to be more proactive about your homework and projects. This good habit may even give you time to tweak your work until the finished product is a sure A+.
Study groups. Studies show that learning in a fun, relaxed environment helps you retain the material more easily. To achieve this environment, we recommend putting together a study group. Try to think of fellow students you get along with but who will not cause distractions, and who will be committed to and contribute to the study group. Make it fun with snacks and drinks, and take short breaks.
Sources: Thrive: Health & Wellness Blog, Growth Engineering, Dr. Axe