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  • Studying while battling depression is one of the hardest things to do.

  • It's difficult enough getting out of bed, but depression steals away your energy, motivation, and concentration.

  • It's like having a cloudy memory and struggling to survive each and every day.

  • How can you possibly get through school while dealing with depression?

  • 1. Use a planner

  • Depression leads to disorganization and foggy memory.

  • In school, it's critical to remember when you have assignments, presentations, and tests.

  • Bring a planner with you to your classes and write down everything you need to remember,

  • so you won't forget anything or end up brushing an assignment last minute.

  • 2. Study and do homework on time

  • Studying without motivation is hard, but by doing a little every day, you can lower your stress levels.

  • There may be days when studying feels impossible.

  • But if you studied a bit every day before that, it's okay to take a day off once in a while when things get really rough.

  • When you have depression, having some free time to rest is essential.

  • 3. Space it out

  • Divide your study material into small chunks and review it continuously over long periods of time.

  • This will increase your chances of learning the material.

  • Additionally, review each lesson before starting a new one.

  • 4. Don't pull all-nighters

  • By staying up all night, your depression will worsen and the symptoms will become more severe.

  • Suicidal thoughts may also increase drastically.

  • Instead, organize your schedule in a way where you're not staying up all night to complete your assignments.

  • 5. Take breaks

  • Don't study or do homework for hours on end

  • Depression lowers your energy, and if you don't take breaks in between study sessions, you will burn out.

  • The trick is to study for 30-minute intervals with 10-minute breaks in between.

  • Everyone's a little different though, so test out different time schedules to see what works best for you and adjust the intervals accordingly.

  • 6. Keep a binder or notebook

  • People with depression can have trouble staying organized.

  • By buying binders or notebooks and using dividers, it's easy to separate your study materials.

  • This will allow you to feel less overwhelmed.

  • 7. Stay away from negative people

  • It's already hard enough to stay optimistic with depression.

  • So surrounding yourself with pessimistic people won't help you.

  • It'll bring you down and affect your school performance.

  • Remember: you are studying so you can have a career you love.

  • So spend time with people who support you and push you towards your goals when life gets hard.

  • 8. Consume brain foods

  • Depression makes you crave junk food, and even though it's okay to treat yourself every now and then.

  • Don't make a habit out of it.

  • Instead, stay away from sugars.

  • Stay hydrated, and eat nutritious food, which will increase your energy and improve your focus.

  • 9. Find a study buddy

  • Figure out which one of your classmates is more responsible and stick to them.

  • Create study groups where you can ask each other questions.

  • But be careful of lazy students who may try to use you as their pessimistic nature will affect your mood

  • 10. Highlight

  • People with depression can easily feel overwhelmed, especially when they're taking a course with lots of material.

  • When you feel stuck, buy different color highlighters to divide the material by main topic, subtopic, important information, etc.

  • 11. Take care of yourself and find hobbies

  • If all you do is study, you'll feel more depressed, so don't forget to treat yourself.

  • Take some time to pursue hobbies and practice self-care to improve your overall mood

  • Watch a movie or eat at your favorite restaurant.

  • Have fun with friends, take a breather and then you can continue studying

  • Society puts a lot of pressure on students, especially when it comes to their studies.

  • Remember: your mental health comes first and grades don't define you.

  • Failing a course doesn't make you a failure.

  • We're all human, so don't feel bad if you need to take a break to regain your mental health.

  • How are your experiences with school?

  • Do you have any other tips that may be helpful?

  • Let us know in the comments below

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  • Thanks for watching

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11 Tips To Help With Depression in School

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/02/26
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