Studying abroad, especially in Australia has its own charm and excitement; it can be life-changing experience for many students but for many it can be life-lesson. Living far away from your home and loved ones can be little heart aching. Where you are completely own your own, you have look after your academics, a new lifestyle, your health, social life, financial crises while making sure to make the most out of your stay in Australia.
It’s totally normal to feel little stressed and homesick once in a while, because obviously nothing can replace your home. As a research conducted by Frobes-Mewett & Sawyer shows that international students are at a higher risk of facing stress due to extra challenges they have to face while living abroad. Also according to the Natwest Student Living, Index, 64% of university students rated the stress of studying for their degree as seven or above out of ten.
There can be many reason of stress for international student like Homesickness, Culture shock, Less-sleep, poor eating habits etc. However, as The National Union of Students reports says that the top three major causes of stress among students are Coursework deadline, Exams and Balancing study with other commitments.
Now it’s very obvious that majority of International students experience different sort of stress during their degree. Although it might not seem like when you are upset and low, but living a more stress free life can be possible. And with that in mind, Edvise hub has few amazing tips that can help you live stress-free and happy life. Hundreds of things can be done to prevent stress and anxiety (After all, you are in Australia and you could be at beach anytime)
Take a Day Off:
The best thing to do whenever you feel stress, anxious or sad just leave everything (if it is not super important) and take a day off from everything. Try to calm and relax yourself, Try to pamper yourself or just simply take “Me time” break. The best way to do it is to just grab your favorite snacks and watch your favorite show. Try to catch up on your sleep and relax your mind and body. When your mind and body is relaxed, you can think clearly about things happening around you. So taking out time from hectic schedule for your self can really help you stay positive and motivated.
Plan a Trip:
Well! As I said earlier, living in Australia gives you so many chances to explore the world with different perspective. Trust me when I say this, There is no better motivation in life than a trip waiting for you to get done with your busy and rushing life. Especially when you are living in Australia, you have lot and lot of things to do.
Its better you make check list of all the fun activities you can do (because it can be a lot, I mean it!) and try catching up on that, Plan it with your friends every now and then. This will help you stay focused and kick stress out of your life. A simple weekend short trip can motivate you to stay productive throughout the week.
Exercise is the best cure to anxiety and stress, for many people it works like magic to have happy, healthy and stress-free life. It will not only helps you stay in shape but also prevent many diseases; it can act as a restart to your mind and body. And you know what, Australia is pretty much the best place to get outside since you are never too far from the coast.
Get some vitamin D:
Well! Living and studying in Australia comes with so many perks and one of them is those mesmerizing beaches. Yes! The best therapy to get yourself out of that stressing and exhausting life is to just spend some time at beach, taking a stroll along the beach, listening to the wave’s crash, and breathing in the sea breeze. After a day in the sun, you will defiantly feel little more refreshed and little less stresses.
Tasty and Healthy Food:
Tasty and healthy food can do wonders. Many people do not believe on that fact that “what you eat, you become” but it does effect big time on your lifestyle. And I understand that, it’s not easy to eat 100% healthy in busy academic schedule, but its important to do the best you can to keep your body healthy and happy.
Juices filled with vitamin C, like Orange or grapefruit juice, are said to be good for immune system and help with stress as well. So it’s better to get your body used to of fresh fruits and veggies to keep yourself healthy, happy and fit.
Some fun yet effective tips from Edvise hub for all those people who are struggling with stress and anxiety while staying abroad in Australia or in any other country. We hope that these tips can help you get out of stress and be more productive. To know more about Australia and its lifestyle for international student you can check Edvise hub’s other blogs.