But sadly, we often fail to know the value until and unless we lose it. Being an MBA student, stress and balancing job and studies along with my personal life did put a toll on my health. Skipping meals, eating out, clubbing or partying, travelling and not to forget late night studies clubbed with social media did have its effect on me. It was during my idle time in bed with my endless dates with Doctors and medicines that I realized that neglecting health was definitely a bad idea. Here are some tips to stay healthy while you prepare yourself for a better future.
A golden rule, simply take your food (healthy please, and not ‘chai’ or fried snacks on the go) on time. Take a heavy breakfast first thing in the morning and if possible replace your dose of caffeine with some milk. Add fresh vegetables to your diet and you will feel the change within a month. Or why not start a club to preach others to incorporate fresh vegetables and healthy food in their diet. The more the merrier.
Exercise your Way
Eating healthy is never enough. Get up early in the morning and go out for a walk or exercise for just 20 minutes. Ofcourse you can spare 20 minutes for yourself. If you feel lazy ask your friends to join as well. Take a walk around the Lake area before or after your classes, or simply walk your way from metro to your college and walk back to the station at the end of the day. That way, it will be fun and even your friends will incorporate some healthy habit in their routine. After all sharing is caring. A healthy body and a healthy mind will automatically result in a better and balanced life for all of you.
In case if you are wondering, how to wake up early for the exercise sessions, just skip all your late night activities and sleep early. Know your limitations. I know many, who would say, they don’t have the time to get a good 7+ hours of sleep since they have many things to juggle. But if you ask me, speaking from experience a good night’s sleep will ease up a lot of thing. Don’t leave your assignments for the last moments. Most of the MBA schools allots ample amount of time to complete your assignments. Simply plan properly and you will soon learn to manage your time efficiently.Taking rest for adequate hours will simply boost up your productivity and juggling will become an easy affair for you. Remember, even superheroes need to rest.
Limit your Hours Of ‘Socialization’
Stay away from your mobile phone for atleast an hour. If you want to have a chat, chat in person not via web. If you want to spend your free time, indulge in your hobby (not gaming, please) or spend some family time. This will reduce your stress and make you feel happy. If you want to discuss your studies meet up your MBA mates and go for group studies. This way, you will be able to study together, help each other to sort out any doubts and also occasional chatting in between will simply keep you refreshed. After all mental health is also important. And a better mental health means better productivity in work and your MBA classes as well.
The Normal Norms
Maintain hygiene, stay away from caffeine and nicotine, keep a positive approach and take regular break from your daily life and travel a lot to stay healthy. An occasional stroll amidst the Nature in the Rabindra Sarobar region will simply help you relax and stay connected to yourself.
Start leading a healthy and happy life. If possible start a health club, as your batch mates to join. This will make it all fun and enjoyable and will lead to a healthier, more productive and hence a better life.