When we study, it is important to maintain a balance of enjoyment. This is only possible when we make time for leisure as well as researching and writing essays. So, in this article, we will look to see how it is possible to achieve a study life balance and so make study a pleasurable pursuit as well as a means to achieving our lifetime goals and future employment.
The way to ensure that we have enough time to study is to schedule all our activities and to map out time that is about enjoyment and not just college or university. This will need to take into account deadlines and to be realistic about how long it takes to research and to write an essay.
Making time for yourself will help keep you looking forward to your study as much as your time off. After all, when you have put lots of effort into study and achieved your desired results, you will enjoy the leisure time more and have it as something to look forward to.
Looking After Health
So that we remain fit and healthy, and can think clearly in our studies, it is important to allow time in our schedule for exercise and to consider our diet. The latter may be affected by a lack of time because it is quicker to eat fast food, which is often junk food. It does not contain all the nutrients that we need necessarily and can also be unhealthy. We should make time to prepare healthy food as it will aid study.
It is considered that exercising for just 10 minutes a day, as long as it is with effort and intensity, is sufficient to give your body all it needs to continue building muscle and increasing capacity. So, everyone should be able to fit that in.
Certain foods are considered to be beneficial for studying as well as taking exams, which most courses should lead you towards. These brain foods include avocados, beets, berries, citrus fruits, eggs, fish, and nuts. Also, dark chocolate and cocoa products. So, there is no need to forgo chocolate in the name of staying healthy enough to study. If anything, it helps you to study.
Avocados spread on toast are the perfect way to start the day. As an excellent source of lutein, they will influence brain function. As will consuming nitrate-rich beets. Berries such as blackberries and strawberries, which are high in anthocyanins, are known to promote academic performance. Anthocyanins are thought to enhance mental performance by increasing blood flow to the brain. Flavonoid-rich citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges promote memory and so aid learning. Eggs are something of a multivitamin and are rich in those essential for brain function. Vitamin B12, for instance, plays a vital role in neurological health. Fish is, of course, known as brain food. It is the Omega-3 that is linked to brain health and enhanced performance levels. Those without nut allergies can also benefit from vitamin E and zinc to enhance their study performances. So, there is a lot to be said about eating the right balance of foods when you are studying.
Allow time in your schedule for a part-time job because it will take your money worries away and will also give you some valuable experience on top of the qualification that you are looking to obtain. Employers invariably look for those who have experiences beyond education and so can offer them more or varied skills. Having a job, whether paid or voluntary, can put you on the shortlist when it comes to being invited for an interview. It can also provide you with confidence from having dealt with more people than just those involved in education. Previous work experience other than education listed on your CV will automatically demonstrate that you are employable and not just an academic machine. Both are important in combination, so it is well worth taking the time to combine the two.
In summary, the art of study life balance is just that – a balance. You should look to balance your study time with other activities that you enjoy, or that help fund your course. Alongside this, look after your health by scheduling regular exercise, even if it is only 10 minutes per day. Also, remember to eat healthily. This is particularly important when you are away from home and are responsible for thinking about or preparing the meals.