Okay. So now that you have figured out how to
use your new best friend, the planner, to
keep your life organized, I want to talk to
you about the best way I have found to keep
you motivated to stick with your to-do
lists, which helps
manage the chaos and make the "nursing
school is hard" so much more "I can do
the hard things" manageable.
So let's discuss healthy habits.
I told you. I told you the mom mode was
I know, it's going to be fun.
Just stick with me, friends.
First, we need to simplify things that have
to happen, right?
Our bodies need certain things.
We need to eat. So if you love cooking, you
can ignore this section because that's going
to be something you enjoy. But if you are
like me, and you love food but hate cooking,
and it sucks like much-needed life source
energy from you, this section is for you.
Find the recipes that you do like, like
seven, if you're feeling
ambitious, assign them a day of the week,
and you now eat quesadillas every Wednesday.
Every single Wednesday you're going to eat
quesadillas and congratulations, dinner
decided, lunch leftovers.
If you live in a dorm, and you have a dining
hall, I am jealous.
But listen anyways, because one day you
won't live in a dorm and have a dining hall,
and it's going to be rough.
Find those recipes that you like that are
easy, and maybe buy a crock
pot. I know, and repeat all of those meals
on that schedule until you are sick of it.
Don't waste precious brain cells trying to
figure out what foods you're going to eat and
on what day.
And then do the exact same thing for snacks.
Find like five snacks that combine a carb
and a protein because your body usually
likes that combination. It keeps you feeling
full longer and your brain's happy and pre
make them on your planning day.
That way, when you need a snack, you can
just go to the fridge or go to the pantry and
grab something that you already made that
will help your body actually feel good.
Other snacks are obviously always welcome,
and I am 100% here for whatever foods are
going to make you feel good.
But I have lived on Reese's Puffs and PB and
J's for most of nursing school, and I can
tell you that your body feels better when
you occasionally offer it a vegetable or a
And simply having access to that food in an
easy way, that is key.
So what else does your body appreciate?
So we've got food.
Moving. I don't care how you move.
It doesn't have to be a hard core exercise.
And walk down the road is great.
Walking up and down your stairs to stay
awake while you're trying to study statistics
? That is also great.
Literally any body movement will help your
brain make more connections
between topics while you are learning.
I'm serious. It's wild.
It's also good for making those happy
hormones, and we'll talk about those and how
we can get more of those.
We will get all of them for you.
It will be wonderful in the next section.
Thank you. I used to download, this is how I
got my movement in, I used to download
podcasts on the topic that I needed to study
for or listen to prerecorded lectures
while I walked, and this let me double-dip,
right, because I was getting movement in
while I also got homework done and I 10 out
of 10 recommend that approach.
You got two birds, one stone, more time for
mindless phone scrolling later.
And if you're using the Lecturio app, you
can actually download the lectures and listen
to them like a podcast while you wander
It's lovely. Do try it.
And the best superpower that I cannot
recommend enough, well, that gets its own
section coming up next.
It's fancy, I promise.