10 Ways You Know You’re Stressed About School and How to Deal With it
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10 Ways You Know You’re Stressed About School and How to Deal With it

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10 Ways You Know You’re Stressed About School and How to Deal With it

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You are extremely overwhelmed by schoolwork, I get it. I totally understand how you feel. School and stress literally come hand in hand, but it's great when you can defeat the stress and strive to do better. This compilation gives the best examples of how stress ruins your college years and how you can overcome that to be at your best:

1. You can’t sleep

You are going to classes all day and with 20 credits it is impossible not to feel jittery and hyper until all your work is done. You have thoughts about all your classes and your friends and how you want to change the world once you get to graduate. We all know School is overwhelming, but sleep deprivation will only make it worse. You retain less information from your classes and that makes you worry even more. So take a chill pill, my friend.

2. Too many all nighters

I get it, you have a lot of things to do. And if you’re like me, you can’t slow down until you get everything done. But all these all nighters are very highly unhealthy for you. Staying up day after day can make it a habit and not just that, but it stagnates your productivity for the next day. What you can do instead is to sleep on time and wake up early so that you can get your remaining work done before class or finish your reading assignment while you get breakfast.

3. Either feel super sleepy or super confused in class

With great all nighters come great confusion. At least you can’t disagree with what I wrote. You try to stay up all night, study as much as your tiny stressed out brain lets you and in the morning you can barely open your eyes! You are confused in class because the instructor looks like he/she is explaining something in a completely different language and you are trying to figure out how many hours you have to study tonight to understand that.

4. Nag a lot to your friends

You try to convince your friends you are doing great, but you are just a confused sad stressing-over-small-issues person. While some of your friends may get the silent treatment but your best friends are absolutely tired of hearing you say you can’t do this anymore.

5. You are tired of the countless lectures from your friends and family

Of course, your family is worried about you. They love you and they care about you. But you are reading this article rather than paying heed to their words. But don’t blame me for keeping you up and causing you stress in the morning when you can’t complete your homework.

6. You don’t feel accomplished until you’ve done everything you were supposed to do for the day

Perfectionists have a hard time with not getting things done. But when they get things done it is the best feeling in the world, isn’t it?

7. You feel like you’re too slow for the world

You're not the only one feeling that way. But learn how to deal with. Talk to your professors and go to their office hours if classwork is difficult for you. Go to the counselor if you feel talking to your friends in not helping. You will get through this!

8. You drink a lot of coffee

Break the habit!

9. You are either very happy or very angry or very sad

Just calm down. Or I am going to come at you.

10. You always feel like you're not good enough

It is called Atelophobia. The feeling of not being good enough. But you are good enough, in fact, you are amazing! So don't think you are any less than anyone else. Even if someone comes to you and tells you that you are not, tell them to keep their opinions to themselves. There are plenty of people who love you and want the best for you.

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