9 Time Management Tips for Physical Health While Studying Abroad

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It is not easy being far away from home in a new country trying to build a new life and having left your old life behind. We are sure a lot of students feel this way every day. Managing everything on your own while studying abroad without having the comfort of your home can sometimes take a toll on your physical and mental health. 


One of the ways to manage both physical and mental health is to take some time out for exercising even if you cannot visit the gym. However, this does not mean you have to take out 3-4 hours everyday from your busy schedule. In this article, we have listed out these ways and some tips on how you can manage your daily schedule abroad.

9 Ways to Manage Time for Physical Health in a Busy Schedule

These are some of the ways how you can manage your time even if you have multiple assignments lined up in your calendar:

Keep a Calendar

I am sure that you must be keeping track of your every other activity. Just add some time for your physical activities to that calendar. Make a list of activities that you can do at your place. Adding a time slot on your calendar will make it easier for you to remind and not clash it with all the other activities in your schedule.

Set a Reminder

Other than keeping up with your calendar, you can also set a reminder periodically on your smart devices. Generally, it is observed that due to your hectic schedules, you tend to forget about activities for physical health. A phone reminder may just spark a Mentos moment in your head. 

Add Healthy Meal To Your Daily Diet

Everyone knows that not every time you will be able to do those extra efforts for your meal in your busy schedule especially living abroad on a tight budget. You can also set aside time each week to prepare healthy meals in advance. This will save you time during the week and help you avoid unhealthy food choices when you’re short on time.

Also Read: Top 7 Ways to A Healthy Lifestyle While Studying Abroad

Make a Sleep Schedule

A sound night’s sleep will not only make you feel refreshed but also give you the energy to tackle the next day. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to help you feel rested and ready to take on the day. Try to make a sleep schedule and give yourself a nice sound sleep. 

Be Flexible 

Life can be unpredictable, especially when living abroad. Be willing to adjust your schedule and routines when necessary to prioritize your physical health. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection.

Try Home Work-Outs

if you can’t make it to the gym, try at-home workouts that require minimal equipment. There are plenty of free online resources for bodyweight workouts, yoga, and more. Further, lot of trainers offer free training on platforms like Youtube which you can just watch and follow.

Take Breaks

Take short breaks throughout the day to stretch, move around, and refocus your mind. This will help prevent burnout and keep you energized. This will also give you a break from your sedentary lifestyle of just sitting and working. 

Utilize Your Commute

If you have a long commute, use that time to fit in some physical activity. Walk or bike to work, or take public transportation and get off a few stops early to add some extra steps to your day. These small-small changes may sound insignificant right now but will make a big difference in the long run. 

Stay Hydrated

Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated and energized. Make sure you keep a bottle of water with you at all times. You can also add a reminder in your smartwatch for drinking water or install an app that will act as a reminder to drink water. 

Living abroad can be a busy and exciting experience, but it can also come with its own set of challenges, including managing your time effectively to maintain your physical health. Always make sure that you prioritize your health and follow these simple tricks. Good luck!

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