How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle During School

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Throughout our entire lives, all we've known is doing our best in our schoolwork, but we've never considered how to maintain the negative aspects that come along with it. School may seem like the most important thing, but we've got to realize that our well-being and mental health needs to come first.

Our education is constantly considered a great priority, as people believe that we must do well in our education to live a great life in the future. The constant studying, the anxiety, the stress, and the pressure. All of this is brought upon by many of us students because we are constantly striving to do our best, but at what cost? Many of our lifestyles aren't what we want them to be because we strive to do our best for our schooling. Although education brings upon these emotions, with the right guidance, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, with the same striving and motivation to do your best.

Our lifestyle can have both sides of the spectrum; a great education and healthy well-being. Here's how:

1. Organized Schedule

When you're doing your schoolwork, make sure to dedicate specific time to which you will study. Whether it's right after you're done with your school day, or after a little break, make sure you stick with yourself. It takes three months to adapt and make a habit, so try the best you can to repeat the cycle.

With an organized schedule, you are more likely to complete your work without the stress of not finishing it on time. Within the schedule, you must take breaks, so that your mind can breathe. As you take these breaks, you can relieve any pressure that you may feel. This is one of the most important ones because, without it, you aren't able to maintain a healthy mindset.

2. Social Interaction

Being able to interact with others in the educational environment may seem difficult, but it's ultimately important for your health. Having the ability to make friendships and be acquaintances with others in the classroom will be beneficial for you. You will be less stressed about certain assignments, the atmosphere of the school, and the studying aspects. Finding others that may share similar characteristics as you may seem hard, but will help you both in the long run.

In my personal experience, it was hard to be able to find friends that I could relate to, such as the classes that I'm involved in. Once I found friends that had the same goals, drive, and determination as me, I was able to lift a large weight off my shoulders. Being able to rely on them for help is what allowed me to gain a healthier lifestyle when it came to my school work. It's hard to go through your education alone, so students that share the same goals as you are ultimately going to drive you to the best of your abilities.

3. Get Involved

As cliche as this may sound, getting involved in your school is what will not only make education fun, but you may meet others that you didn't expect to. School is seen as a chore: wake up, go to school, go home, do homework, sleep, repeat. It doesn't seem fun, the majority of us are constantly stressed because of it, as we strive to do our best. When we think of school, we need to think of the positives that come with it, one being the fun ways to get involved. Whether it's being part of a club or playing sports, it will take away from the stress that is caused by assignments, tests, and more.

A great reminder to give to yourself is that school is also an experience, and you should soak it to the fullest. Make sure to allow yourself to have a break to make memories, not just keep your head inside of a book. Getting involved is one of the best ways to remain stress-free, and focus away from the education part of the school.

4. Hobbies

Like the previous step, being able to focus on yourself is what is going to allow you to have a healthy lifestyle when it comes to your education. This is something you must preach to accomplish the impossible. Whether it's reading more books, baking, or even creating jewelry, all of these activities will keep your mind away from the focus of education, and you can think more about yourself.

Hobbies are known to keep your mind relaxed while allowing you to enjoy something for your benefit. This will also keep your mind occupied when you may feel as if you're in stressful situations. If you're ever studying for a big test and get a feeling of pressure, do a simple hobby that you may enjoy to keep the negative emotions away. Although it is a simple idea, it is a distraction that will keep your mind away from your work. Once you get back into your studies, you will feel rejuvenated, and do much better than you did before. Hobbies are important, as they are an easy, and simple, getaway whenever in need.

5. Self-Care

Taking care of yourself is the greatest advice anyone can give, as it changes everything that happens in your life. Make sure to hydrate yourself, eat healthily, go to sleep earlier, and more. These simple things that we can add to our daily routine will change our entire day, and make us feel better about ourselves.

Even the simplest of quotes that you may read will help you along the way, and it can motivate you in so many ways. Motivating yourself will allow you to do better in school because your mind will push you to do your best.

Focusing on self-care will be your best friend.

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With this guide, I hope that it will put you on the path to having a healthier lifestyle during school. Remember, this won't happen overnight; push yourself and you can accomplish anything. Goodluck!

Brooke Barros
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Brooke attends high school as a junior, and she is excited to be able to demonstrate her writing to a wider audience. As a journalist, with every article she writes, she hopes to be relatable with her audience. In her free time, she enjoys baking, writing, thrifting, and playing with her dog.