How To Deal With Stress In College

Student stress in college

Stress, we all withstand it at some time or the other. But for the college students, they suffer from a lot of fear and intense pressures now and then. If we talk about fear, it starts building within the students when they are frightened to submit the assignments on time, or their parents might come to know about their bunking of classes whenever they plan out the morning movie hangouts.

This fear when exceeds a certain point, it gets decoded to a specific level of stress in the students which can be quite overwhelming.

You never know what all sorts of thought are running in a student’s mind at this time and then suddenly their mind flickers another minute.

1 Understand yourself

So if you want to get to the conclusion as to what is causing this stress to transpire and you want to deal with it. The very first step to do is to understand yourself intensely. Ask your inner self what is bothering you so much that is causing the deviation from the path. Worrying about certain things in life brings a lot of hypertension and anxiety in life. Get to know yourself the better and in an understanding way.

2 Do not overload

Getting tons n tons of workload might crush you between the books.

Wait! Hold on! Think!

You are a human being and not a pressure cooker. Act like one.

Do not pressurize yourself until you achieve the given responsibilities.

Between classes, you get involved in the various societies bodies, it’s not easy for you to be a part of more than you can handle.

If you’ve signed up for a significant number of courses, don’t be afraid to drop one. Learn to say ‘NO ‘when you’re asked to organize the campus fest events if you are occupied by so several other stuff to look at that time. Start taking good and loving care of yourself.

Your investment in yourself today is going to pay the best interest in the future, trust me.

3 Take short  breaks while studying

In my personal experience, what I have seen is I usually cannot able to concentrate for long hours sitting at my study desk causing me to stress out a ton.

I prefer studying for  45 minutes and then take a 10-minute break. Within the 45 minutes of studying or doing homework, I keep my cell phone on the – “do not disturb” mode, so that I don’t get distracted by social media notifications, texts, emails, or calls. That way, during my 10-minute break I check my phone without having it hindering with my study time.

4 Get a message

If you’re feeling frazzled, try placing yourself in someone else’s hands. Passion often causes your muscles to become tight and tied, and a professional massage therapist can help to loosen them, providing stress relief. By getting indulge in the massage, you will start finding a subtle change in the liveliness in your mind.

5 Breathe – Meditation

Whenever a feeling of anxiety strikes your mind, deep-breathing exercises can help melt away the tension. Try this exercise every morning. Inhale from the nose, hold your breath for some time (count from 10  to 1), then release through your mouth, and repeat the cycle for another ten times. Doing this helps prevent the quick and shallow breaths that often append feelings of tension.

6 Do not give up on your hobbies

One must never let the hobbies die. It doesn’t matter how old you are. If today you are studying in a college, a few years later you will be a working professional. To keep yourself fresh all the time and overcoming the pressure of the fast-paced life, a person who is performing well in his hobbies never will feel depressed during his lifetime.

“Happy is the man, who is living by his hobby!” – George Barnard Show.

7 Eat healthily

Eat Healthy Food
Eat Healthy Food

A regular diet of a burger and roadside food stalls can decrease the energy levels inside the body. You end up feeling extremely tired and looking for the same junk food to kick you back up because you are exhausted and lazy to cook for yourself. Maintaining and following a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains is the key to stay happier and healthier for the long run, keeping all the worries at bay.

Going to college can bring a lot of pressure in you. Be it about the assignments deadlines, volunteers during the events or relationships.

Practicing these strategies will for sure land you somewhere in reducing the stress.

Every student has a story. Even if you have moved ahead of the campus life, you must have some or the other experience you might have faced related intense pressures during your college days.

Often student gets the stress during exams days. What steps did you use to cope up with it?

Share it with us, and it is going to be beneficial for the present college students!


How to deal with stress in College
How to deal with stress in College

Akanksha Bawa

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