5 Things You Could Do To Lessen Your Stressin’

It doesn’t matter how smart, organized, or responsible you are as a college student. You WILL get stressed out. That’s just the reality of being a college student. We all know how it feels to have those days that turn into weeks without a moment to breathe. Between classes, organization responsibilities, studying, and homework it almost seems impossible to have some time to yourself. The stress levels that we all reach at times could really take a tole on our physical and mental health. With that being said, I’ve come up with 5 different ways you could lessen your stress.

  1. Keep a daily planner  

    You’re daily planner is going to be your best friend in college. This is where you record everything, and I mean everything, that you need to do ladies. This is going to help you manage your time. It helps if you fill in your schedule for the upcoming week on Sunday. Start by writing out the dates and times of your classes. Next to that, note any big assignment or exam you may have that week. Afterwards, fill in any dates and times you may have organization meetings or events. Once your schedule is mapped out, you could organize your free time slots to do homework, study, exercise, socialize, or other down time. Having your schedule mapped out and written down in front of you will help you fit in everything you have to do within the week.

  2. Drink Tea                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Drinking tea is soothing, calming, and extremely healthy for your body. There are TONS of different teas out there for you to experiment with and its super easy to make even in your dorm room. All you need is your favorite mug, a bottle of water, and a microwave to get you started. Different teas are known for serving different benefits such as stress, acne, and sleeplessness. Here, I’ve provided a list from Pinterest that lists different teas and benefits.

  3. Make Some Time to Exercise                                                                                                                                                      

    After a long day of classes and studying, exercise just isn’t as tempting as watching your favorite show on Netflix; I get it. However, exercising has been scientifically proven to release stress. Setting a goal for yourself to go on your lighter scheduled days is definitely a good idea. It gives you a chance to release some energy, listen to music, and give yourself a break from everything else you have going on. Going with a friend is also a good idea to help motivate each other and even gives you some time to socialize.

  4. Talk to Friends & Family                                                                                                                                                              

    This is so important. Having your head buried and books for hours on end could really leave you feeling emotionally drained. Talking to friends and family about what’s going on in your life will provide you with some positive energy. Friends and family have a good way of bringing you up when your down, giving you advice when needed, and sometimes just to listen.

  5. Remind Yourself Why You’re Here                                                                                                                                         

    The amount of stress that we run into as college students could be simply overwhelming. Sometimes, we don’t even know what we’re doing or why we’re even here. It’s okay to feel this way; that simply means we’re trying. However, you can’t let yourself stay in this state for too long. We are all here for a reason. We all have short term and long term goals, and we’re all pretty much trying to do the same thing. Succeed. It may sound silly, but give yourself a pep talk. Remind yourself what you’re working towards and how all you’re hard work will pay off one day.

I hope that you find these tips helpful when you’re feeling stressed. It happens to the best of us. Just keep pushing forward, and don’t forget to breathe 🙂

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