1. Avoid Working Too Hard
You may like to use the summer to earn money, but work shouldn’t take up all of your time. As well as for resting, you may need to use your summer to keep up with your studies, such as by preparing for upcoming classes, getting ahead with readings, and even taking summer classes. Your studies should take priority over any job, especially if the only work you can find isn’t relevant to the career you want in the future.
Furthermore, if you decide to continue working when the fall semester starts, make sure you find something that won’t interfere with your studies. The last thing you want is to burn out because you have too many responsibilities. A job on campus that fits around your schedule or tutoring in your spare time could be ideal.
2. Eat Well
If you’re active over the summer, you’ll have an increased appetite. Fuel your body with nutritious meals and snacks. In fact, now is the perfect time to fine tune your cooking skills. When you return to university, you’ll be able to prepare healthy food in your apartment, which will benefit both your body and your wallet.
The summer is also a great time to start a workout regime. There’s no need to pay for a gym membership — you can exercise at home using minimal equipment, go for a run or bike ride, or invite friends to train with you in a local park. Find something you enjoy to ensure you stick with it.
4. Seek Out Counselling Services
If you’re struggling with your mental health or just have too much on your mind and can’t seem to sort it out, counselling services are always available to you. A few weeks of counselling over the summer could help you return to university with a clearer head and the tools you need to manage any stressors throughout the upcoming semester.
However, if you would benefit from more time in counselling, remember that you can always find support when you return to university. Most schools offer discounted or even free services to students.
Keep up your healthy lifestyle when you return to university by moving into a student apartment where it’s possible to focus on your wellbeing. For St. Catharines student housing, the answer is Regent Student Living. In your suite, you’ll have a comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep, a kitchen where you can prepare healthy meals, and high-speed WiFi to make studying easier. Plus, you’ll have access to our onsite gym, allowing you to continue your exercise routine. Set up a tour today.