Don’t just pull your hair out and avoid the thing that is causing you the most stress. I know it’s easier said than done but face the thing that’s giving you the most stress. I know for a fact that when deadlines come around I am the first to back myself into a corner by leaving everything until the last minute. Yet, if I had organised what I was doing beforehand then I would not be stressed in the first place.
1. Take a breather, working yourself up will only cause more stress.
2. Become more organised. Yes, it is easier said than done but if like me you find it hard to leave old habits. Start a new routine of getting organised gradually Giving yourself time to put your affairs in order will help to keep things in order so that you do not become stressed because you feel there is no time to do the things you want to.
3. CHANGE your diet! Eating healthier will help to make you feel cleansed inside and out.
4. EXERCISE – this always used to help me relieve stress, or you could take up a physical activity, physical movement always helps to reduce stress because you’re taking your mind off the things that are worrying you the most.
5. TALK to someone. I know it’s hard to process what’s going on in your mind sometimes but honestly talking will help even if there is no solution at the end of you talking to someone. It would have felt great to let someone know that you are going through something. It is okay to admit that you are not coping. You do not have to be on the ball all of the time.
There are a million and one things on your mind as a university student; money, work, student life, university assignments etc. But you have the power to keep things under control.