College is supposed to be the best years of your life, right? Yes, but trying to juggle school, extracurricular activities and that must have social life can be very stressful. In this blog there are some tips to help you get the full experience while avoiding whats seems inevitable, a mental breakdown.
Great Support Group
First, you have to know what a support group is. No, it’s not like AA. It’s the people you surround yourself with on a day to day basis. Any close friends, relatives or significant others that you talk to consistently or who are there for you in time of need are usually who people classify as their support group. It is important to have that friend or someone to go to for help. It might just be to talk or even a night out.
2. A Night Out
“Oh my major is too hard and I have to study every night” or “I don’t have time” is usually the excuse you or someone you know has used when there is a chance to go out and do something other than study. I am here to tell you that going out is healthy. Fact check me if you want, but studying day in and day out is bad. You need some time to relax and have fun. Life is not all work and no play. Like I said before these are best years of your life, live a little. Honestly I am not saying don’t study i am just saying you deserve a couple hours every week for a Night Out.
3. Alone TIme
Along with having some fun with the boys or girls there also comes alone time. Everyone has to have that time to digress and just do nothing. Scroll through instagram or binge watch your new favorite Netflix show, whatever it maybe it needs to be done. Having some alone time to catch your breath is always nice and can reduce your stress levels.
TAKE A NAP! Sleep is a magical thing that will help more than just your mind recoup. The best thing in the world is when you are feeling overwhelmed and you take a nap. All the stress that once was has been lifted. Sleeping is not going to make your problems go away but it does help with your overall mood and attitude towards your problems.
5. Picking up a hobby
If you didn’t like any of my other ideas, this one usually goes over well with everyone. Picking up or focusing on a hobby is a good way to relieve stress. Just enjoying life in the moment and having fun doing it can be captured in a hobby. You are escaping to another world where nothing else matters except what you are doing in that exact moment.
Stress can control your life. It can easily dictate how, when or what comes next. Finding the little things that make you happy are a must. Pushing through all the stress of the regular work week just to go out kayaking or go swimming in your pool makes everything worth it. Do what makes you happy, take my advice, and you will be stress free!