How to manage with stress in college

exhausted student

People say that their student years are the best period of their lives, but while college is fun, it can be quite challenging too. At some point, every student finds himself/herself being stressed about an exam, presentation or university assignments. Stress is a common thing in every person’s life, but there are still things to do to control it. Here are some ideas to help you deal with the stress and make more room for the fun!

Be good to yourself

If you want to be happy, you have to want it and go for it. There are many steps to fulfilling your goal, and being good to yourself is the most important part of this equation. What follows are a few small things you need to do to improve your wellbeing and of course, this should lead to an improvement of your college experience in general.

      1. Reward yourself
      2. Exercise
      3. Relax
      4. Rest
      5. Eat healthy food
              6. Have fun

When you do things that make you happy, your mood is improving instantly. Make sure that you reward yourself with some time alone, time spent with friends or family or simply a small treat like for example, a piece of cake. College can be stressful and rewarding yourself after some difficult writing or online assignment can be quite refreshing.

Stress does not only influence the body, but the mind too. Health depends on your ability to treat yourself properly, so try to exercise often, eat healthy food and relax. Exercising is known to release endorphins that can improve your mood and help you deal with the stress.

When it comes to relaxation, everyone finds different things to be relaxing. Take the time to meditate, listen to music, spend time with friends, have fun or whatever it is that helps you release the tension and enjoy.

If you are in college, you should already be responsible enough to plan your own study schedule, but do not limit yourself from resting. Taking the time to rest is a critical condition for success in the life of every student and getting sufficient sleep is even more important before a stressful period such as an exam. Limiting yourself from sleeping can reduce your ability to think, remember and understand.

And finally, when treating yourself well, you have to take care of what you eat. Avoid poisoning your body because poisonous food or an unhealthy diet can really influence your entire college experience. College is a time when you need to learn and proper nutrition is a key to a successful college student’s success since improper nutrition causes your body to stress.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

You are an adult now and you surely think that you can succeed on your own, but everyone needs some assistance once in a while. Asking for help may be hard for you, but you cannot expect your friends and family to be psychic and know how you feel all the time. Asking them to help you can reduce your stress and improve your relationship. Sometimes, after a stressful day of study, a 30 minutes venting over coffee with a friend or a simple conversation with a parent can help you relax.

Do not hesitate to ask for assignments help either. No one can be good at everything and every college student comes across a difficult task once in a while. Ask your friends to help you – that’s what friends are for!
College can be a difficult period, but it can also be the best period of your life. Make sure that you follow the simple steps above and turn your college experience into an unforgettable, stress-free time that you will think of happily for years to come!