Campus life is an incredible experience. Meeting new people from different cultures, states and continents and making friends with them. Nobody would have ever thought of life away from home, saying bye to all the luxuries, comfortable bed and parent’s assistance and moving into a place you are responsible of yourself. But this world away from home comes with all the responsibilities and situations that can be overwhelming, stressful and downright scary. There are so many ups and downs that actually help you groom up and be mature. However, according to studies one in five young adults experience mental health condition during college.
Being far away from home and loved ones can be traumatizing and to help students cope up with some of the emotional ups and down during college life experts have highlighted self-care books that can assist your mind and body. These motivating books will help you improve and strengthen, but you should still reach out to your campus counseling center if you need more help.
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, by Robert M. Sapolsky
The first book to help you improve your mental health is Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, by Robert M. Sapolsky. The book talks about stress affecting your body and has been wonderfully drafted by the author. Robert M. Sapolsky who is a neuroscientist, explains the evolutionary purpose of the stress response and how is it different in animals and humans. People who take too much stress during campus life should read this eye opener which tells about how stress can cause bodies to go haywire. You’ll find useful information regarding stress and its impacts on your body, weight and sleep and how to get over it. It is very obvious that life away from home is very stressful but you have to survive.
The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, by Christina Crook
People today are seen surfing their phones which is very disturbing. While you are at your campus and instead of talking to your friends, you are looking at your phone scrolling down Face Book feed rather than working, this book is for you. The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, by Christina Crook is actually a reality based script. The author took a month of from her smart phone, turned off her emails and said goodbye to the internet. The book is actually about her experience after cutting off from the wired world. She abandoned the concept of fomo and focused on the importance of being involved with people around her. The book is a masterpiece written by an award winning author who has tried to show the bitter reality of this world. Keeping in touch with your phone over people won’t help you deal with the situation. To make life better, interacting with people will lead you to bounties.
Quiet Your Mind and Get To Sleep Workbook, by Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber
Sleeping disorder or insomnia are common problems faced by students during college life. Life at campus can cause stress, anxiety and depression which later affect your sleep. If you are suffering from any of those and find it hard to sleep, you should get your hands on Quiet Your Mind and Get To Sleep Workbook, by Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber. This book is an amazing cure to lack of sleep as it is composed by Carney and Manber who are professors and directors of sleep disorder program. They have provided with tips and medicines that can help you get healthy sleep. You’ll find worksheets, study guides, clinical data and strategies to get better sleep.
The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig
Food cooked by mom is delicious but when you are away from home, you are deprixved of that delicious food. If you want to make your campus life interesting and add flavor to your food, you should get The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig. The cookbook is compiled of amazing recipes that are easy to make and don’t require rare, exotic ingredients. You should try cooking, it will divert your attention from stress and depression plus you’ll have something delicious to eat.
Campus life can be worse or good, it’s up to you how you deal with the situation. Either you can get depressed of leaving home or face it like a man. These books will help you comfy you during your campus journey. Make sure to have them by your side to boost up your self-esteem.