Since a lot of dental students are primarily taking online classes, it can be tough to stay focused and study effectively at home.
Here are 5 QUICK TIPS ON HOW TO TACKLE DENTAL SCHOOL FROM HOME.
𝐓𝐢𝐩 #𝟏: 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝
Doing school work at home we find ourselves watching lectures in bed wearing PJs. This makes it super easy to just fall back asleep. So as soon as your wake up, add a small victory to start your day right and make your bed!! Seeing a tidy room has been shown to cause less stress and improved productivity.
𝐓𝐢𝐩 #𝟐: 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞
Let’s remember to set up your screen to be as much on “eye level” as possible so you are not lowering your eyes and straining your neck. Your shoulders/elbows should be relaxed and should not be tense when you are typing. Remember to take breaks. In dentistry, we are taught about oral hygiene as a prevention practice in dental caries. Studying in an ergonomic study space is the prevention practice to implement to ensure longevity in your career. Prioritize your posture, adjust your lighting, and make your workspace a joy to study in.
𝐓𝐢𝐩 #𝟑: 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐙𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐋𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞
We all have so many invitations for zoom links so the night before, make sure you make a little digital post-it note with all of the links for the next day so all you have to do is turn on your computer and click the link. This will help you from being stressed to find the correct link and join your lecture on time. This will help de-stress and save time for you to do other healthy practices.
𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝟒: 𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞
Being at home, it is so easy to abandon all routine and start to snack throughout the day. Make a plan for the week and meal prep so that you don’t have to spend any time thinking about what you want to cook. The top anti-inflammatory foods that are good for your brain are: dark chocolate, berries, nuts and seeds, whole grains, avocado. Be sure to incorporate those into your daily meals for nourish your brain for optimal studying!
𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝟓: 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐄𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐀 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤
It’s not healthy to look at your screen for too long. Take a 20 second break looking out into the distance of 20 feet for every 20 minutes of screen time. Read more about giving your eyes a break. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321536
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