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1. Shoot for eight hours. Research has shown that sleep debt is more damaging to your body than you’d think, and Sleep “services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood,” says Dr. Merrill Mitler, a sleep expert and neuroscientist at the NIH.
2. Turn around and make your bed. U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven told students at the University of Texas last May that “if you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”
3. Sit near the front of the class. By sitting this close you will be more accountable, less distracted and more alert. Put yourself in the best position to be successful.
4. Get moving, ideally with others. Exercise has been proven to raise your endorphin levels and that’s just the beginning. Physical activity has been linked to increased concentration, memory, self-esteem and verbal skills. Being active, social and committed to something will help you in every aspect of your life. Check these articles to read more.
5. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or maybe it was an orange? Whatever it is that tickles your fancy in the local grocery stores fruit department – grab two. Remember to pack your day with these delicious and nutritious snacks, full of vitamins to keep you fully charged all day long.