Hey friends! So school is stressful…That is just a part of being a student! Deadlines, group projects, sports, work, and trying to maintain a social life can be next to impossible to balance. All of those things are very important in the life of a student and at times, one has the highest priority. When they start to conflict, that is when life gets stressful. Remember though! Everything will be alright! I have some tips to ease your stress when things get hectic.
Go on a walk
The weather is starting to get very beautiful. It is not too hot outside or too cold. The temperature is perfect and relaxing. Go out side and walk around for 10-20 minutes. There are some nice walking paths around campus. There is even a nature, prayer walk here on campus. Even go out and do your homework outside!
Read a book
Reading can be a great escape. It momentarily takes you to another place in your mind. The book I am reading currently is authored by my favorite YouTuber at the moment. It is a compilation of hilarious stories from her life. This definitely works for me.
Listen to music
My favorite music to listen to when I am stressed out and am looking to relax is instrumental music. Bethel music has two instrumental albums out that are amazing. I also like to listen to movie soundtracks. It Follows and Her have very good instrumental soundtracks. Spotify also has some great playlists for instrumental songs.
There are also a few things you can do that can lessen the amount of stress that builds up.
Stay on top of your tasks
Use a daily planner. They can be very useful. They help you remember what your assignment is and also when it is due. But if you are anything like me, you use your planner like a boss at the beginning of the semester and by the end of the semester, you forget you even have a planner! Don’t do that! Learn form my mistakes.
Prioritize your tasks.
Along with using a planner, prioritizing what you have and want to do is very helpful. What is due sooner obviously has top priority, but be sure to make time for friends, family, and fun things! You are only in college for so long. These are the best years of our lives!
I guess what I am trying to say is that you are going to be alright and everything is going to work out just fine! I gave you some tips on how to destress yourself and how to lessen the amount of stress that builds up. People are there for you if needed! Come find me too if you need someone to talk to! College is a great time! Enjoy it while it lasts! Don’t let stress ruin it for you.
Until next time friends!