Another semester has begun and with it comes the stress of assignments. How do you manage that stress and come out on top this semester? The most important thing is to remember is to take care of yourself. It's easy to forget to take care of yourself when stressed. Remember to eat and sleep but most importantly remember to take time and do something that makes you happy. Whether that is to go to the gym, Netflix or play video games. Make an effort to spend time with your friends, family and/or significant other. They miss you and you most likely miss them too. It's okay to take time away from your schoolwork to check in with them and it most likely will help get your mind off whatever is stressing you out at least for a short time.
An important thing about staying on top of your stress is to stay organized! Make sure you know when quizzes and assignments are coming up before the night before. Get a planner or calendar and write your due dates on it, but make sure to check it frequently. Highlight your course calendar and keep track of the grades you receive on your assignments and not just online where they're posted.
Admit it, most college students' stress comes from procrastinating. We all do it to some extent. Maybe procrastinating works for you but if it doesn't here's a tip. Split your work up into sections. That chapter of 50+ pages doesn't feel like so much in 10-page increments. Same goes for that essay you haven't started until the night before. The later you wait to start an assignment the more stressed you will become.
So in short, stay up to date on the assignment due dates and work on them ahead of time. But also remember to take care of yourself and as one of my favorite quotes says, "Do more of what makes you happy" - Carmel McConnell.