Graduate school comes with a heavy course load that may require late night study sessions, lengthy academic papers, and intense exams. However, these tasks are manageable when you implement stress management techniques to keep your mind sharp and focused. Below are some ways that you can handle your stress.
Get regular exercise:
- Physical activity helps your body reduce the production of stress hormones and triggers feel-good endorphins, which helps elevate your mood. With regular exercise, you will be able to relax better and get a good night’s sleep every day. Getting in your daily work-out is convenient with an on-campus facility like the Dana Center. The Dana Center features a 10,000-square foot fitness/weight room, a dance room, therapy room, and sauna baths for ultimate relaxation.
Eat a balanced diet:
- Nourish your brain with nutrient rich foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and super foods loaded with antioxidants. Avoid the temptation of junk food while studying, as processed snacks can slow your body down and make you feel lethargic. On nights when you do have a significant amount of studying, you should eat a healthy dinner and stock up on oranges, almonds and dried berries to supply you with energy throughout your study session. For on-campus healthy dining, visit the Bentley dining services site to find out where you can get a healthy meal. With your health in mind, the team at Bentley is committed to creating comfortable and convenient dining options.
Schedule breaks with your peers:
- Allow yourself time to go out and have fun with your classmates after a long week of hard work. Social time will help you forget about the worries of school and help you build relationships with your peers. One way to be socially active is to attend events hosted by Bentley’s Graduate Student Association. The GSA’s mission is to create a professional and social environment for all graduate students. At their events you can grow professionally while making connections and friendships with other students.
If you would like to advance your career with a graduate degree in business, then explore the programs offered by McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University. We offer full time programs as well as part time MBA programs to accommodate working professionals. Learn about us on our website or call (781) 891-2108.