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Life as a college student is busy. Between juggling classes, a social life, personal responsibilities and perhaps a part-time job, it can be difficult to find the time for healthy living.  

To help keep your physical and mental health booming throughout the year, we look at some of the best healthy habits college students can incorporate into their daily routine. 

Maintain constant organisation  

From putting items back in their correct place after use to following a daily chore chart, maintaining small organisation habits ensures that your space remains clean and calm, allowing you to avoid the stress of a messy room and an all-day cleaning session. 

Secure time daily for fresh air 

Being outdoors has been shown to reduce stress, improve moods, and boost energy levels. It can also help to increase focus and concentration. Next time you struggle to focus, grab your books and head outdoors for a bit. A simple change of scenery can do wonders for the mind of a busy student. 

Eat sensibly 

A diet of ramen noodles, energy drinks and takeaways may be easy, but a high sugar diet will keep you sluggish, tired and unfocused throughout the day. Ensure you eat three full meals a day (ideally high in fibre and protein) and stay hydrated. Your body needs more than iced coffee. 

Surround yourself with positivity  

When you approach your studies with a positive mindset, you’re more likely to persevere when the going gets tough. You’re also more likely to be open to new experiences and opportunities. By surrounding yourself with positive people, you can build a lifelong habit of seeing possibilities rather than pitfalls. 


Clutter is like dust – it has a way of sneaking in no matter what you do. Declutter your dorm room every two to three months to ensure an organised and productive space for you and your roommate to study and live in comfort. 

If you need a new temporary home for your decluttered or childhood items, turn to Nesta Self Storage. With affordable student storage units available at any of our five locations across Dublin, you’ll have a secure dorm room extension just minutes away. To learn more, give us a call on 1800 77 22 33, pop in for a tour or request a free quote online!