Whether it is just the middle of your college career, which you are taking virtually at home or your first semester in the university, these times always require that students physically and mentally prepare for the fall semester.
So in order to proactively make your semester more great and structured for enjoying and learning, you will have to bring and add up a few of the new routines in your lives, and for this, you will need to take steps to get organized, self-care, and planning could set you up for success.
Below are a few of the practical tips for structuring your life during the fall of this year.
Think about new ways to hang out with social distancing measures in place
Having an in-person close social interaction or contact is getting harder, especially if you are trying to prevent yourself from the virus spread. So, one way is to add up any structure during this fall is to plan some new ways of hanging out with your friends.
You could schedule a call with your friends, hang out on Zoom or watch Netflix together on various apps. Remember to take some time out for yourself, family and friends. It is easy to get stuck in assignments, your side hustle or scrolling on social media.
Use a meal delivery service for ordering healthy food
During the fall term of your semester, you might be really busy during exam time and you might lose track of time. You might not be able to focus on the cooking and maintain a healthy diet as you might be focused on studying and working hard.
Cooking, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, working and studying can be tough to manage all at once. So rather than getting expensive meals that are not healthy such as fried chicken or greasy burgers, you should consider a meal delivery service.
You could also buy salad packages from grocery stores or vegan restaurants with ready-made salad options. These small changes could have a big impact on your physical health and your brain function. Spending five minutes to prepare food can have hours of positive impact on your education.
Try to create a separate area for working or studying at home
You don’t need to change your home or space to focus on what is important. Rather you should try to create a specific space that perfectly fits into your personality and gives a sense of calmness and purpose, which can ideally be a small work zone that is completely separated from other parts of the home.
Dedicate a work space for yourself so you get into the zone. Leave your phone behind so you can focus on studying or working.
Reward yourself after completing your assignments or exams
I like to reward myself with little gifts or snacks after completing a big project, small tasks, assignments or after a mid-term or final exam. This allows me to look forward to the reward and enjoy it after it is completed.
If you are spending most of your time at your home or indoors, then you must need to create boundaries between your work time and your leisure time. Find out the things that can get you out of your work and tune in into your leisure life.
For this, you should keep those things that can easily let you create a clear boundary and prevents you from staying up late at night because of having a lack of or no structure.
Healthy lifestyle tricks
Following are some of the healthy lifestyle tricks which will help in structuring your life during the fall are mentioned below:
- Replace saturated fats with the unsaturated fat
- Eat variety of foods
- Eat regularly as well as control portion size
- Walk daily, make it a routine
- Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Drink a lot of fluids
- Base the diet on foods that are rich in carbohydrates
- Maintain healthy weight
- Reduce salt and sugar intake
Mental Health Tips
A few of the mental health tips mentioned below will give your life a structure during fall:
- Track gratitude and achievement with a journal
- It would help if you worked on your own strengths.Do something to build self-confidence, then handle a tougher project
- Experiment with a write a poem or a new recipe
- Show some love to someone in your life
- Boost your brainpower by giving yourself a couple of dark chocolate pieces after few days
- Take time to laugh. Laughter helps reduce anxiety
- Relax in a warm bath at least once a week