Your well-being matters.
Whether you are a new or returning student, life of an aspiring engineer includes a lot of changes.
The university experience can be filled with excitement, relationships, learning, but also stress. For some it may be the first time living away from home, moving to a new city, being in charge of your schedule, meeting new people, as well as being challenged with lab assignments and numerous deadlines.
One of the most helpful things a student can do to manage stress is to engage in regular self-care:
- Create a regular schedule – aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, eat a balanced diet, and do physical activities you enjoy.
- Try different activities to relax - walk, journal, enjoy nature, listen to music, meditate, take study breaks.
- Socialize with people you enjoy spending time with such as friends or family.
5 Tips for better sleep:
- Make your room ideal for sleep by decreasing noise and light as well as keeping your room cool and comfortable.
- Get up and go to bed at the same time every day.
- Try various calming activities before bed. Examples: read, deep breathing, stretch, calm music, warm shower.
- Increase regular physical activity during the day.
- If you can’t fall sleep avoid watching the clock.