“Being in good health both physically and mentally are actually very important to me. It helps me unwind from school when I go for a run or work out. Doing this is mentally stimulating and helps me focus.”
Take care of your physical and mental health
Many times at the root of academic problems are basic health and wellness. If you are sick, you cannot go to class. You don’t want to get behind on course content and homework or you will spend the semester trying to catch up. Taking care of a few basics can help you be successful in the classroom too.
- Get your Z’s. It’s the most basic and an easy one to forget, SLEEP. If you follow the basics of prep, practice, and participate you can avoid those infamous all-nighters that generally are not good for your health or your grades.
- Break a sweat. We are committed to wellness. You can run on the track, swim, take a group fitness class, join a hobbies club in your school. You can also get off-campus and participate in outdoor adventure recreation through outdoor pursuits.
- Eat right. Mom or Dad won’t be around reminding you to take your vitamins or eat right so you will have to do it on your own now. If you are having troubles finding the right balance and need some advice, inform us and we are more than happy to help.
- Seek professional help when you need it. If you have gotten to the point where you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or you just need someone to talk to, we are available to you.
- Connect with your health counselor in your school, should you need it.