I think its safe to say that by now most of people around my age (19/20) are in university (atleast where I’m from) and what I wanted to talk about today is your career! This is also for the highschoolers who are about to head to university. I know I know it’s still summer and were all having fun but I promise its these small tips that will really make a difference!
I’ve summarized my points into three main factors: Eat right, exercise and sleep. Those 3 make a great team together! Why? Well here’s all the reasons for them:
1. Eating Right:
Now I’m no health guru but I’m sure we all know why we should be eating healthy and not those greasy or genetically modified food with god knows what in them! I’m not saying go all organic (since it’s still a small industry and not everyone can afford it), but try to stay as healthy as possible and allow one day a week to ‘splurge’ so you don’t go ‘cray cray’ as Aziz says. So what does eating right have to do with our careers? Well just like how to exercise to stay fit, healthy eating is kind of the same thing, it’s the key exercise to keeping your brain fit! Junk food can not only lead to obesity and other health-related diseases, but can also lead to depression.
Yes I know it’s a drag sometimes but hey! You just gotta do it. Not only for health reasons but also career reasons too! When you exercise your body produces a protein called BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor). Studies have shown rats with boosted BDNF in their brains navigate mazes faster than cage mates with lower levels. Not only that but it also helps brain injuries to heal faster!
You guys are gonna love this! Sleep has been PROVEN to benefit in stronger memory and in longer attention spans. Scientists found that while you sleep, short-term memories are turned into long-term memories. This process is called REM sleep and it occurs between the sixth and eighth hour of sleep. Sleeping less than 6 hours a day may block it from happening. This is important because say you have a project or an exam next week and you’ve been studying and not sleeping, yes you may pass the exam, but that cramming will only be short-term memory! So make sure to get six to eight hours of sleep.