All college students have encountered stress in one way or another. It’s actually a good way of preparing for the real world’s own kind of anxieties and tensions. Here are a few great suggestions for de-stressing that even school kids can work with.
Sleep Therapy – Rest is one of the best ways of dealing with stress and a healthy amount of sleep is still the most effective way of recharging your mind and body. Lack of sleep can also cause lower resistance to various sicknesses. For students, missing classes can also be a source of tension so best take enough shuteye daily. If you’re really strapped for time, try power napping.
Connect and Communicate – Friends and classmates are great buffers for ranting and unloading. However, you might want to talk to your close family members instead if your problems involve your schoolmates and college buddies. Whether it is a friend or family, find someone who’s willing to give time to listen to your news, good and bad. Regularly communicate through phone, online chat, text or even face to face.
Eat Healthy – Even if you’re tempted to drink energy enhancers, munch on junk food, and eat instant meals because they are readily available and easy to prepare, it won’t have enough nutrients to help your body deal with your daily workload. Besides, after the energy high, you can go through sudden physical and mental crashes that can be a source of concern and apprehension.
Award Yourself – Simply because you eat healthy doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some fast food when you pass an exam or get a high grade. Pizza is a great reward for your achievements because it has protein, carbohydrates, and veggies — and you can share it with your pals. Call a pizza place that’s open 24 hours for fast delivery.
De-stressing is essential for very busy students too. Good thing there are inexpensive options too. Take note of these suggestions, especially since you won’t need too much time to put them in practice.