Healthy Tips for Study Success

It's that time of semester again where exams loom and major assignments are due. This can be an incredibly stressful time as we near the end of semester. Instead of letting stress, anxiety, and sleep deprived assignment writing get the better of you, use these handing hints to end the semester strongly.

1. Eat healthy
It might be very tempting to reach for those chocolate biscuits sitting in the pantry as it is an easy and cheap snack. However, eating healthy snacks such as unsalted nuts or fruit will help improve your energy levels better and help keep your brain focused for longer. This is due to the fact that snacks such as fruit and nuts release energy slower allowing you to stay energized for longer, rather than an instant sugar hit form sugary snacks that will result in a harsh energy crash.

2. Take a study break
During this time of semester you may feel like you're being crushed by the weight of assignments and exams and that the only solution is to not leave your desk until it is all done. However, it is really important that you take study breaks during this time to allow your brain to relax. Exercising can be a really helpful form of stress relief during this time as not only are you still looking after your physical health, but also your mental health. Try going for a run, swim, or even take the dog for a walk.

3. Sleep
This is one of the most important things to do while studying .It can do more harm than good staying up all night to finish an assignment or cram for an exam. Always make sure you get a good solid nights sleep (usually about 8 hours) to allow your brain to repair itself and rejuvenate to allow you to smash out another day of studying. Your brain will thank you for it.

Follow these simple steps and you'll finish the year off strongly. You're nearly there keep pushing through. Good Luck!