BY KALEIGH ADMIRE
Stress is something every college student goes through. If you have not been stressed yet this year, consider yourself lucky. As the middle of the semester approaches, papers, exams, presentations, reports and projects will all be assigned and due at lightning speed until the end of the semester.
Here are a few healthy tips for managing your stress levels before you have a mental breakdown from thinking about all the things you have to complete before the semester is over:
- TRY NOT TO WORRY about things that are out of your control. Focus on the things you can.
- PREPARARATION AND PRACTICE is the way to go if you are worried about a presentation or an interview. The more prepared you feel, the less stressed you will be.
- MAKE CHANGE YOUR FRIEND! If a professor moves a due date up, think of it as a challenge and overcome it! (Refer to tip 1)
- ASK FOR HELP! If there is something that you cannot do alone, ask a friend, family member or staff member for assistance.
- DO NOT OVERCOMMIT YOURSELF! If you spread yourself too thin, then the stress will never end. Stress will add up until you make a change.
- BE REALISTIC! Don’t tell yourself that you can do a 10-page research paper in one night, unless you are a genius. In that case, please share your gift with others.
- MAKE TIME FOR SLEEP AND EXERCISE! This will allow you to be more productive when you are try to accomplish tasks.
- DO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY! All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Don’t be Jack.