Well-come to WCU: Starting Healthy Habits

Starting a new school year allows for a lot of new changes. New home, new rules, and new opportunities. So start the year off on the right foot.

GET INVOLVED:

  • Join a club or group at the Involvement Fair on Friday, September 7th from 11:00am-3:00pm.
  • Go to dorm socials to meet the people who live on your floor and in your building.

SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE, SCHEDULE:

  • Your classes shouldn’t be the only thing you schedule; to make sure you have time for everything you should make a schedule including sleep, studying, and exercise as well!
    • Sleep – try to get 7-9 hours a night, aim to wake up and go to sleep at the same time each day (even on weekends), and take a nap earlier in the day for about 20 minutes.
    • Studying – keep time open in your schedule for studying, whether it be an hour or two a night or in between classes, it is better to dedicate time to studying, rather than leaving it for later!
    • Exercise– try to work out for 30 minutes day, 3-4 times a week.
      • Exercise does not have to be in a gym, you can work out almost anywhere, in November be on the lookout for free exercise programs offered by us!

STRESS LESS:

  • Time management, sleep, and exercise can all help relieve stress. If you have a plan and stick to it, you are less likely to be stressed out!
    • Start each morning with a to-do list, prioritize what you need to do each day.
    • Eliminate things such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. until after you have completed your school work or studying, because we all now 5 minutes turns into 45 minutes on those kinds of sites!
    • Take breaks during studying; your brain can get too tired from studying, so have a snack or take a walk.

Most importantly, remember to breath, college is new to a lot of people. New home, new rules, and new opportunities can either be used to your advantage or end up working against you.

Be on the lookout for our programs throughout the year, they will get you involved, teach you about safer habits, help you deal with stress, and much more! You can find our events on our Facebook page or by clicking here!

Written by Julia Kane, Peer Educator

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