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Food:Find a healthy snack you think your student may enjoy while studying. Think snacks that last and travel well in totes and backpacks like trail mix, nuts, whole wheat pretzels and sunflower seeds.
Sleep:Talk to your student about how important it is to get the right amount of sleep. Consider sending a sound machine or, even easier, email them this link to a free web site called Sounds To Sleep To. They’ll know you’re thinking of them and it won’t even cost you a dime!
Relaxation:Inquire whether your student is taking any time off from studying to relax and have fun. It’s not healthy to study all day, every day because he or she is likely get burnt out eventually. If you’re concerned that no time is being set aside to relax, suggest he or she do so. If you feel this won’t work, you could try a couple of other options: 1. If you’re close enough to visit your student or live with your student, surprise them with an afternoon at the movies or somewhere else they enjoy. Note: make sure you let them know you’ll be taking them a couple days in advance so they don’t freak out the day of the trip.
Also, make sure it’s on a weekend, so they won’t be missing class and ensure that it’s not the day before a big exam or project. The goal is to treat them to something they enjoy – there’s no need to make it a big, expensive trip, just something out of the ordinary to help them relax.
2. If you’re not close by, contact your student’s closest friend and offer to pay for the two of them to go to the movies or somewhere else they’d enjoy for the afternoon. Again, it does not need to be somewhere expensive or elaborate, just a change of pace.
Another fun idea may be to check sites/apps like Groupon and LivingSocial for any activities within your student’s local area that you think he or she may enjoy and email your student the voucher, which he or she can use when ready. Just make she they have enough time to redeem it!
Music:Encourage your student to develop musical tastes that enhance their study skills – at least while they’re studying. You can get creative and make a playlist for free and share it with them via music apps, like Spotify or send them an iTunes gift card, specifying the album you’d like them to download.
You can learn the best types of music to listen to while studying, along with song suggestions, here.
Exercise:Encourage your student to develop regular exercise habits. In addition to being healthy in general, it will help to get out any built up stress and anxieties he or she may be harboring.
While you could send a yoga or exercise DVD, there are plenty of free websites dedicated to fitness and exercise as well. Why not send an email or e-card letting your student know you’re thinking of them, you know they’re stressed and you have a solution, along with a link?
One such site, FitnessBlender, provides hundreds of free full-length workouts for any fitness level and features workout routines that are 30 minutes or less, which is perfect for students on the go.