Students are gradually returning to their respective universities and colleges after the receding cases of COVID. The governments of different countries have altered plans and policies regarding international students. They are called back to their dorms.
The pandemic has ushered many risks of mental and physical health hazards for students and everyone across the globe. The young learners have been crucially affected. Staying at home for such a long time can make them homesick and stressed about the sudden change in their daily life. This might bring about specific changes in their life leading to mental and physical hazards.
This blog can guide all those international students looking for some advice to check their mental and physical health.

Maintain mindfulness

Students can face tremendous stress and mental pressure due to their studies and workload. Hence they must maintain peace of mind amidst the deadlines and assignments. Meditation is one of the effective methods students can add into their daily routine to enhance their mental tranquillity. This will let them balance their life better.

Journaling
Studies have seen that expressing your inner turmoil and daily troubles can ease mental stress. Journaling and daily reflections are effective methods for students to reduce the intensity of their pent up emotional crisis or frustrations. Writing often surfaces a person's inner thoughts and unexpressed opinions about any matter. It can continually uplift a student's mind and help set positive goals.

Regular physical exercise

Regular physical movement and exercise are essential for students to maintain their health. Attending regular classes and completing assignments can lead to constant sitting in one place. This immobility can result in morbidness inviting health issues. Minimum exercise daily can uplift a student's mind and help them shake off all kinds of harmful interference from the previous day. Regular body workouts can involve walking, cycling, running or jogging.

Support system
International students are often exposed to a new environment to test their adjustment capability. These abroad students are usually provided with support groups with similar students and expert counsellors who may arrange sessions and discussions with each other. These group sessions often involve better communication and ice-breaking among the newbies. These supporting cells often help students overcome specific social and emotional problems related to their student life.

Students can join many clubs and make friends with their co-workers to enlarge their support system in their home abroad.

Seeking help
Students can be shy and closed up in the new country. Therefore it is suggested that all students check on their friends and batchmates if they are doing okay. A student must not feel negative before asking for help from their near friends or the institution counsellors. Many colleges and universities have special cells and departments that deal with student mental health and other issues.
There are many online apps through which students can acquire anonymous expert help. Nowadays it is easier to communicate with near and dear ones across the globe hence students can share with their family back home if they feel homesick.

Daily Requirements
Therefore, it is urgent for every student flying abroad to thoroughly check their mental and physical health before leaving their mother country. The reports and data will further help the abroad country authorities to deal with the student during medical emergencies. Students may always carry their medical documents along with them. Maintaining a healthy diet is essential because your physical and mental health matters when studying abroad.

Students often get influenced by the circumstances and habits of others around them, which can disrupt their daily routine. Change of daily exercise can lead to issues with their physical health. They must keep the emergency number and contacts handy.

Many online platforms can provide extra information about maintaining your mental and physical health while studying abroad.

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Ravleen