Keeping a strong mental health in college is extremely important. Without it, depression and anxiety can set in causing everyday activities to become a challenge. Getting out of bed, eating regular meals, doing homework, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly taking care of yourself become a difficult task without a strong and healthy mind. According to www.uhs.umich.edu, here are ten steps to keep yourself and your mind strong.
Loving one’s body and self, and doing activities that you would enjoy, create a confidence and kindness everyone needs.
2. Being kind to your body
Eating breakfast, avoiding drugs and alcohol, getting plenty of sleep, exercising and drinking water.
3. Spending time with people that love you
Spending time with family and friends and having a bond will not only make you feel loved, but will also give a person an incredible support system in times of need.
4. Be kind to others
Volunteering and helping other people in need will help you feel good about the life you are living.
5. Finding coping mechanisms
Knowing that when anxiety and depression are coming on and figuring out ways to help resolve the anxious feelings.
6. Helping your mind stay quiet
For religious people, this could be praying when times are tough or taking a minute for yourself by meditating or just relaxing in a comfortable space.
7. Don’t overdo it!
Keeping goals realistic. If having a busy schedule keeps a person from doing everything they need, keep the time you have, to getting realistic things done. Don’t expect to get all homework done in an hour!
8. Take a break from normal life
Changing a schedule and doing something fun can help erase and rejuvenate the brain and body.
9. Avoid substance abuse
10. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
There are many people on campus that are here for all of college’s challenges, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!
Being mindful of what your body and mind needs and having the strength to implement it is an important aspect of college life.
Being mindful of what your body and mind needs and having the strength to implement it is an important aspect of college life. By taking care of yourself, saying no to unnecessary stress, and not being afraid to ask for help, will result not only in a healthy college student, but a healthy college student with a healthy mind.