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You can’t sleep or you have trouble waking up in the morning.

TRY

  1. Start a bed time routine, which will hopefully give your brain the hint that sleep should be on the way.
  2. Go to bed at the right time every night, not too late but not too early either. You should feel tired but not too tired.
  3. Put some lavender oil on your pillow, or in a pre-bed bath.
  4. Find a short meditation or yoga session on youtube.

You’re always tired, no matter how much sleep you’ve had.

TRY

  1. Everything in number 1 above
  2. Get more exercise, this will make you the good kind of tired instead of the lethargic kind.
  3. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet, as good food gives you energy and bad makes you sluggish.

You Feel Anxious or on the verge of a meltdown..

TRY

  1. Take a five minute break every hour or so and go to a quiet place where you can breathe in and out. Otherwise, go outside and breathe some fresh air.
  2. Cut down on caffeine or alcohol
  3. Move, stretch, walk or even better, get some exercise.

You are stressed out

TRY

  1. Take extra time to complete tasks or to switch between tasks.
  2. Make a to-do list, and then put tasks in order of priority or urgency
  3. Make sure that your life has an equal spread of work or study and relax or fun times.

You have no appetite, or are eating too much..

TRY

  1. Eat when you’re hungry, and eat until you’re full, don’t eat to reward or to punish yourself.
  2. If you don’t feel like eating, just have small snacks throughout the day and try to have one good meal.
  3. Eat foods which have high nutritional value, as they will fill you for longer.
  4. Limit caffeine or nicotine which suppresses your appetite.

You struggle to focus.

TRY

  1. Break large tasks and study periods into smaller ones with regular breaks and smaller goals.
  2. Make a plan, and write it down.
  3. Only take on what is possible for you to achieve on a given day, and remember that some days will be better than others.

You feel less motivated

TRY

  1. Put your self-care first, you can’t focus on the future when today is a struggle.
  2. Think about who you want to be in the world, and chose tasks that contribute to reaching those goals.

You’re keeping to yourself more than usual.

TRY

  1. Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself if its what you need, but try not to get stuck in a rut either.
  2. If you don’t feel like going out to see friends, maybe video chat or call them to check in.
  3. Be honest with your friends about how you’re feeling and ask them to bear with you.

You’re super moody/ emotional

TRY

  1. Make an appointment with your doctor, and chat to them about the changes you’ve been experiencing.
  2. Confide in someone you trust, preferably and adult who will understand and support you.
  3. Make an appointment with a therapist, or look up free services  or support groups in your area.