15 Tips for Balancing Mental Health and School

1. Make your bed every morning.

–     If you can make your bed every morning you have accomplished the first   task of the day, and it will encourage you to do another task.

–      https://youtu.be/U6OoCaGsz94.

2. Keep a calendar

–      Stay organized, know your schedule.

–      Wayne State provides students with Microsoft Office, there is a calendar that connects with student email to keep you on schedule.

3. Have gratitude

–       Even when it seems like everything is going wrong, remember to be thankful for the things going right.

–       http://www.thehappymovie.com.

4. Be your own advocate

–      Make sure you speak up, and get the extra help.

–      Meet with the SDS and CAPS for accomidations.



5.  Exercise

–     Endorphins will make your mind feel better.

–      It is a good break from homework.

6. Work hard

–     Make sure you put in your best effort.

–     Don’t make excuses, don’t skip class.

7. Get involved

–    Find a group on campus with shared interest.
–     Visit getinvolved.wayne.edu.

8. Communicate

–     Talk about what’s going on in your life, don’t let things bottle up.

–    It’s okay to call home and cry about that test.

9.  Fuel your body

–     Eat food that will fuel your brain.

–     Drink water, stay hydrated.

10. Stay balanced

–     Everything in moderation.

–     Make sure you are okay before anything else.

11. Study

–     Even if you think you know the information, studying won’t hurt.

–     Find how you study the best.

12. Be your own biggest fan  –  Treat Yo Self.

–     Regardless of how many people you have on your side, always have
yourself too.

–     Gas (compliment)  yourself up.

13.  Keep the future in mind

–     Graduation isn’t really “forever” away.

–     Know when your exams are, get prepared.

14. Cut toxic relationships

–     If someone in your life is bring you down, you don’t need them in your life.

–     Surround yourself with people you want to be more like.


–      National Institutes of Health found sleep deprived students have lower GPA’s due to the fact that it impacts  memory and concentration.