Stress is an unwanted yet inevitable part of our lives. It keeps us bound in its fierce chains and clouds our judgment capability. In simple words, stress is a form of parasite that you can’t get rid of no matter how hard you try. As students, we have loads and loads of responsibilities every day which include managing coursework, doing assignments, working on projects separately, being a part of extra-curricular activities, internships, part-time jobs, and the list goes on. In the process of fulfilling every liability, we often lose ourselves as well as our focus, ruining everything at hand. But what if I say there is a way to handle stress and get out of its grab by following a few simple steps? Sounds good, doesn’t it? Then why waste another minute, let’s jump onto them!
I am not suggesting this because I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or anything else, but if you look at the problem closely, it occurs when you cannot figure out what to do and when to do it. And it has one solution, getting organized in the way you do things. It’s not a very difficult task but if you are someone who isn’t used to it, you might need some time to get along, maybe a week or so.
This means creating a schedule that prioritizes your tasks and activities, so you have a clear plan of what needs to be done and when. When you have a structured plan, you are less likely to feel overwhelmed and stressed out, which can help you stay focused and productive.
Taking breaks and a step at a time
You might not need a ‘KitKat’ break every time, but you sure do need a break from your regular schedule, just to relax and peace out. It doesn’t reflect you being a slacker as you should remember at the end of the day, you are a human and not a machine.
You are allowed to take breaks as short intervals can enhance productivity and recharge your batteries. Breaks might include going on a walk, listening to your favorite song, stretching, or anything that relaxes you. So, don’t feel guilty, and go chill out!
Make connections with others
One of the most important parts of being a college student is expanding your connections which will help you to understand the ones going through a similar experience and receive moral and emotional support.
They do not always need to be your friends, they can be your mentors, parents, or siblings who can hear you out and provide you with a stress-free environment. Go, talk to your buddies, and throw any sign of remaining stress out in the bin!