3 Ways to Improve Your Life

by Andrew Fear / January 28, 2014
JANUARY 28, 2014 Category: Student Life
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By Andrew Fear

Juggling is hard. Keeping all those balls in the air is a ridiculous feat of concentration, practice, and dexterity.

The same can be said for the figurative juggling that takes place when pursuing dual credit. And it can be exhausting.

Diet and exercise are the last things you want to think about while studying, working, and force-feeding your mind new information. I agree that it would be so much easier to let your body veg while your mind is working overtime, but what if you could increase your retention, productivity, and energy, just by augmenting a few daily habits? What would happen if you started fueling your mind and body with fantastic ingredients that help you rip through textbooks, consume huge amount of information, and blind your co-workers with brilliance?

Does this sound like an infomercial? A wee bit. But the advice is solid (and free) so stop hating.

Here are a few steps you can take to start being brilliant right away:

1. Eat a Solid Breakfast

This is huge. But when I say breakfast, I don't mean a banana and coffee, I mean a protein heavy breakfast that will get your body primed for an awesome day. The ideal breakfast would be eggs, some type of meat, and black beans. Seriously, black beans will save your life one day. But don't take my word for it...try it for a week and let me know how it goes.

2. Get Some Sun

Sun, fun, and frolic, the wind in your face, etc. The short version? Go outside. Walk, run, kick a soccer ball around, do SOMETHING. If you can get outside on a daily basis you'll be getting a steady dose of vitamin D, improving your cardiovascular system, and best of all...YOU'LL FEEL BETTER. So get off the couch, leave the library, walk outside, and enjoy a little bit o' nature.

3. Have Fun!

This is not a joke. Fun is important. Do you know why? Endorphins baby. Don't know what endorphins are? Google it. So you've heard of workaholics, right? Well there's such a thing as studyaholics and it's destroying the lives of American (and Chinese) youth. So schedule a meeting with "Fun" a few times a week and watch your productivity skyrocket.

(Sitting in a dark room playing video games by yourself doesn't count, FYI.)

So try these three simple steps and feel free to live a happy, brilliant, and balanced life.

 

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