How to de-stress whilst you’re studying

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It’s getting to that time of year where you’ll be worrying about how to balance your time between your social life, family and revision – we’ve all been there! Here are a few helpful tips to make you feel more at ease over this busy period of your life and hopefully make the process much less stressful.

Get plenty of sleep

Sleep is essential – make sure you’re getting at least 8 hours a night and if you’re feeling tired, you could even think about squeezing in a short nap if you’re at home! Making sure that you get enough sleep will set you up for the day and give you more energy to put into your studies; feeling energised will only make you feel happier and healthier.

Take a bath

Bathing is one of the most relaxing things you can do: chuck in a bath bomb, put on some music and let the hot water take away your stresses. You’ll feel 100 times better when you get out. Listening to music at the same time as having a bath releases endorphins in your body (hormones that make you happy), so what could be more de-stressing!

Drink water

Staying hydrated is essential. If you haven’t been drinking enough, you’ll feel groggy and tired; leaving you unable to study when you need to. It’s recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of liquid day. Water, tea, coffee and fruit juice all count towards your fluid intake.

Make a study schedule

If you can plan your time down on paper you’ll be able to see exactly when you do and don’t have time to study, and where you can get some extra revision in. Planning how much you have to do and knowing how long you have to do it will make you feel a lot better.

Go outside

Getting enough fresh air is important. To be able to think clearly you need lots of oxygen and for that you need fresh air; you could even take a little walk which will also help relax your mind and put you in a better mood for studying. Do also remember to make time to see friends and family; hiding away and revising without a break isn’t healthy.

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