So how do we keep ourselves healthy through all the stress as students? How do we insert exercise and what form (is yoga the best?) when we had to try to keep up each overnight trying to finish preparing for the next day?
I know some healthy alternatives like vitamins and commercial herbs preparations that can help like the Vit B complex(anyone heard of brewer's yeast), Vit C about 500 mg morning and night. Someone did mentioned Gingko Biloba, even the herb Eyebright. And what about this Peruvian tea drink which is said to be the mildest yet potent form of caffeine. They said It can wake you up through the night real good, just make sure you take it with a snack or antacid (precaution for the acidic).
But I also knew in my pre-req students who can't even handle a live class test. Like they had to go to testing centers to take their own test separate from the regular class because they can't handle the tension. I could not believe how difficult it must be for some of us who are probably not equiped psychologically/spiritually even if they can really academically excel. So some probably use some negative alternatives to help them make it in their struggles even to the point of destroying themselves bit by bit just to have a place in the world (For show) that they can be somebody.
Basically, each one of us is already somebody like by being in this profession or even just planning to be in it.
A lot can be said about what we should or should not do and how to deal with our lives. The best teacher is genuine wisdom (we can learn from the experience of King Solomon) that which we need to seek from our maker who are in our hearts whether we sense Him or not. God has ways for us to get through. He is far more reliable than any chemical thing. He is far bigger than any obstacle in our whole lifetime. Only God can turn a life around.
Just like studying every night and just like the meals we have each day, a prayer or constantly being in touch with him is essential for us to make it in this life. If He put us in this field, no matter how doubtful the situations are sometimes, we will make it. In a life with the Father, there will always be a reason for everything.
I am struggling in the program. I tried to meet God half way by studying really hard. I take my vitamins and made sure I keep ample sleep to rest my head even if it means not being able to finish my studies for the night. I don't get great grades, I have not mastered my skills but guess what, during actual clinical, the love He poured in my heart taught me to be calm and be concerned more with the patient than my meager knowledge and everything just fell into place.
Even if things are not running according to our own plans, His ways, be they beyond human understanding, will always turn out well and we will be just fine.