During college, students tend to feel stress and anxiety that can be manifested from multiple sources. School, family, friends, and work can all create great forms of stress for students. Here are a couple tips to help minimize stress and anxiety in college and allow students to enjoy college amongst the hardships of the late nighters and exams!
Organizing one's life is essential to help minimize any stress that comes from disorganization and procrastination. Having a paper or online planner can be a great help when it comes to organizing school assignments, tests, and events, as well as extracurricular events. Knowing what you have to do for the day can help decrease the possibility of procrastination or missing important assignments and events.
Exercising is a great outlet when it comes to releasing built-up stress from a long day at school. Exercising is clinically known to pump up endorphins, improve your mood, and increase confidence, which is important when knee-deep in school work.
3. Journaling and reading
Daily journaling can be beneficial for those that have developed high stress and anxiety disorders, for it allows one to express their inner thoughts and stresses in a very healthy manner. Reading self-help or poem books can actually be beneficial for the emotional and psychological well-being of a student. A couple books I have found to be helpful to read during stressful times is Milk & Honey, by Rupi Kaur, and Her Favorite Color Was Yellow, by Edgar Holmes.
4. Social life
Balancing your social life and putting the more important things above it is crucial to balance stress in college. Academic and volunteer work should be on the top of the list when it comes to importance on a college student's plate. Finding time to hang out with peers with positive-influences is also important because it can contribute to improving one's mood and be a great stress-reliever.