New year, fresh mindset
It’s that time of year again: Back to School. As you start to collect your new textbooks, plan your days, and wake up early for class, you might feel like you’ve forgotten all your good habits!
Getting back into a routine is never easy, even if you love what you’re doing. If you’re a student and you’re trying to remember how to study effectively, we’ve got you covered.
Discover How You Learn Best
Not everyone processes information in the same way - which is a good thing. It can be interesting to explore more about how you learn best, and test out different ways to study that work for you.
A great place to start is by discovering your own learning style. Do you learn better by doing, or by thinking the information through first? Do you process information better visually or verbally? Knowing your learning style can help you to understand what study methods that help you most, and what might work better for your study buddy.
Fuel Your Body + Mind
Fuelling your body with healthy foods can seem like more work upfront, but it’s the small changes to your lifestyle that can make a huge impact on your school, work and life. Nutrition is closely linked to how your body - and mind - perform. What we choose to put into our body can make us more alert and focused, or it can cause us to feel sluggish and even experience brain fog.
Choose whole foods like fruits, vegetables and nuts to get you through your next class, and pack a well-rounded lunch for those longer days in the classroom. Remember that variety is the spice of life, and that applies to snacks for school too. Don’t be afraid to change up your food choices to make sure you can have a variety of nutrients throughout the day and week.
Remember: Breaks Are Productive
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tired or even frustrated, taking a break from the books can actually be the most productive move to make. Some productivity advice suggests the pomodoro method, which keeps you on track by giving a time structure to both your work time and your break time. Try setting a study timer for 25 minutes and, when the timer is up, take a 5 minute break to stand up and move around and take a break from the screen. Then, do it all over again.
Energy, Meet Focus
Along with staying hydrated, the right beverage can help give you that extra boost you need to power through the final pages of a paper. PilotsFriend is the perfect study companion with all the energy support you hope for, minus the jitters that keep you from feeling focused.
When your attention fades, reaching for a coffee or typical energy drink is the go-to move for many students - but there are downsides to the unmistakable jolt of this kind of caffeine boost. Strong caffeine sources that offer that quick burst of energy often lead to more anxiety and nervousness while high amounts of sugar cause that blood sugar spike-and-crash, leaving you feeling even more tired than before.
While slow release all-natural stimulants keep you alert, PilotsFriend’s blend of other ingredients support your health through digestives, anti-inflammatories, and immunity boosters. The result? A tonic that helps you feel less stressed and more energized during late night exam prep and early morning class.