College can be stressful for anyone. Moving to a new place, not knowing many people, and having a new level of standards to live up to in regards to academics can be tough. Sometimes students let this affect their mental health. Now that some students are fully online, they have let their mental health slip even more.
Being home and taking classes online can be even more stressful than being in person. With face-to-face classes, a student is able to make a connection with their professor and actually ask questions. When a person is at home, they often feel as though they have less time to do either the same amount of work or sometimes more work.
This means that sometimes the student lets their mental health slip. But , everyone needs to focus on their mental health and make sure that their wellbeing is one of their top priorities.
There are many ways to make mental health is a priority without slacking off on any responsibilities.
A couple of things that don't take a large amount of time are activities such as meditating. Take 15 minutes out of the day just to sit, relax, and breathe. You could also write down feelings or journal what is going on. Sometimes this is a therapeutic way to release feelings and give some relief.
Long showers or bubble baths also help. Putting essential oils in the water or rubbing them on areas like the wrists and neck also are very helpful and can help create calmness, which often helps with mental health.
Longer and more significant things to help with mental health are activities such as taking breaks from classwork and studying in order to let your brain rest and reset so that more work can get done more effectively.
Physical activities are also so incredibly helpful. Getting the blood flowing through physical activity not only helps the body, but also helps the mind and helps a person get out of their head and relax.
Overall, make sure you are taking the time you need for yourself to have a healthy life and mind. This is more important than one singular grade or doing something that others want you to do.