When you’re a student, it can sometimes feel like there’s no escape. You have assignments to do, lectures to watch and tutorials to attend. Plus, even when you’re not studying, you’re likely to be haunted by a sense of guilt that you should be studying. It’s enough to make you want to give up altogether and take a nap. But don’t throw in the towel just yet – there are plenty of ways to switch off and mellow out between study sessions.
Here are some of our tips:
Stretch it out
Need to find your inner zen? Take a yoga class or, if you’re on a budget, simply find a video online. Roll out a yoga mat (or a towel) and stretch away that stress!
Aeroplane mode is your friend
When it comes to ways of switching off, this is one of the best. Simply switch your phone to aeroplane mode, and avoid all notifications from emails, peers or your uni portal. And don’t worry – once you feel refreshed, you can switch it back on.
Take a mindful approach
Mindfulness is often touted as a way to de-stress and re-centre yourself. It might sound a little involved, but you can adapt mindfulness to fit in with your lifestyle. For example, if you like nature and the outdoors, take a mindful walk – notice the sounds, smells and sights around you. More of a foodie? Take your time cooking your favourite recipe, making sure to smell the different ingredients and spices.
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to get you started, but the most important thing is to find the right fit for you and your lifestyle.
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