Fueling your mind and body for learning
You are your best asset for learning. What are you doing to take care of yourself, to support your learning?
A university workload can be challenging, particularly in busy times when assignments and tests are on. It's easy to fall into the tunnel vision trap, where you focus on your uni work at the expense of your health and wellbeing.
A sense of accomplishment in your uni work is great for your wellbeing, however, not when it comes at the expense of other aspects of your health. Prioritising your health and wellbeing—especially during times of pressure—not only supports your learning, but you'll have a more enjoyable time at uni.
Taking care of your mind and body helps you learn
Some simple strategies to support your mind, body and learning:
- Take regular study breaks
- Prioritise your sleep
- Have a consistent bedtime
- Eat a balanced breakfast
- Be mindful of relying on sugar or caffeine for energy
- Find exercise you enjoy, and keep doing it
- Connect with friends and whānau
- Do something you enjoy (it will energise you!)
Download and read our student stories to find out how other students balance their lifestyle.