Going to college is always exhilarating as there’s a transition of a student from the juvenile phase to adulthood. But it can become overwhelming due to a busy schedule and all-new phase and things you get to know. There might be times when you start feeling lonely and become depressed and anxious. This can lead you to serious problems and negative thoughts. If you are struggling with such kinds of mental health problems, follow up the points given below to overcome them:
Eating healthy food helps you to maintain your mental health. Having a balanced diet makes your body fit and healthy, and good physical health balances your mental health.
Abstain from eating fast food or highly sweetened food like candies and chocolates. Eat enough roughage like salad and fruit which helps digestion.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting into various physical activities. These can be simply running, jogging, crunches or joining a gym or learning martial arts or indulging in different sports. Research has shown that exercise or workout improves mental health by building up self-esteem and confidence and by reducing negative thoughts, anxiety and depression.
If you are a Verto, you get great exposure to various physical activities from LPU itself. Get a membership of Indoor Complex in LPU for any sports or physical activity.
Try to maintain an active social life
If you are an introvert, it would be difficult for you to socialize but it is not impossible. Even if you are bashful, then also you should have an active social life. Socializing and networking help you to relieve stress. So go out and make new friends and meet new people.
Visit a counsellor or psychiatrist on-campus
Depression can lead to serious mental conditions. Instead of isolating from everyone, seek the help of a professional counsellor or psychiatrist on campus. Every college/university has a trained counsellor or psychiatrist to help the students facing personal, academic, and mental health struggles.
Talk to friends and loved ones
Talking to friends or family can lighten the burden. Sharing your problems with the one you are comfortable with can help you cope with the anxiety. You can also talk to your mentor. They will always be there to listen and help you. So, instead of cutting off from everyone, start interacting!
Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep increases the stress level, adversely affecting your mind and reducing your thinking capability. Getting enough sleep allows your brain to function properly and reduces apprehension and stress.
Don’t overburden yourself
If you are not able to manage a busy schedule and become stressed, don’t overburden yourself by taking extra subjects or indulging in multiple co-curriculum activities at once. It is good to take part in activities outside the academics, but to go beyond your threshold isn’t something you should be looking for.
Take at least 15 minutes out of your schedule, daily, for meditation. Meditation calms your mind, body and spirit. It not only reduces anxiety and depression but also improves digestion, immunity and maintains blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body.