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How To Deal With Stress During College

Jesus Manriquez, Writer

Stress is a part of life for everyone. Now that school is on the way, you might find yourself more stressed than usual. Having to deal with all kinds of work and personal stuff can be a hustle. Not only can stress hurt you mentally, but it can also hurt your school work. Here are some easy tips on how to reduce stress and increase your success.

Take a Break and Take a Breath

We’ve all been in a situation where we just can’t get through our work. We get stuck on a problem, or we have been doing work none stop that we feel like we can’t keep going. The best thing you can do is take a break, 30 mins to an hour is good enough. Clear your mind and relax, do something fun or that you enjoy. When you go back to work, you will have a clear mind and it will be easier to process your ideas and thoughts.

Don’t Procrastinate

One of the things that makes us the most stressed is when we have to do a huge amount of work at the last minute. All of us have left things for the last minute at some point in our lives, thinking we could handle it, but it ends up being harder than we thought. Doing your work with time, even piece by piece can help you reduce stress and help you do your work better.

Physical Activities

Going outside, working out, playing a sport or any kind of physical activity is a great way to deal with stress. It clears your head, helps your body get tired helping you sleep better at night. A good sleep is the most important thing you could do before or after a hectic day. So join a gym, play your favorite sport or simply meditate.

Stay Organized

How many times have we found ourselves looking for something we really need but we cant find it anywhere? Way too many. Sometimes we lose too much time looking for simplest of things. And when we can’t find them, we get angry and stressed. Working in an organized environment can make it easier and faster to work. Clean your room, put papers in a binder, don’t just throw them inside your backpack. Make a planner of everything you need to get done for the day, and plan ahead for important things.

 

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