College and the Quarter-Life: De-Stressing 101

1)   Stay on top of your responsibilities.

Not allowing yourself to become overwhelmed with work is the simplest way to eliminate stress. Make a to-do list and stick to it. Not allowing work to pile-up and instead tackling it as soon as you become aware of your task can greatly eliminate future stress right from the get-go. Stop stress before it even has the chance to begin!

2)   Take frequent breaks.

Figure out how long you can work until your attention is no longer focused on your task. When your concentration is no longer present, take a break so that you can be even more productive after you’ve taken some time to unwind.

3)   Take a walk.

Even if you can only spare a few minutes, walking around the block (or wherever you’d like to walk) can be extremely mentally rejuvenating. You have time to think and collect your thoughts.

4)   Spend time with friends.

Stepping away from your tasks and surrounding yourself with the people who care about you is a great way to relieve stress. Treat yourself to some time with someone whose company makes you feel great.

5)   Celebrate the small things.

Reward yourself for completing small tasks. Take a bath, eat a piece of chocolate, or do whatever makes you happy. By choosing to celebrate the small accomplishments we feel more inclined to continue reaching the goals we set or accomplishing the tasks we need to complete.

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One thought on “College and the Quarter-Life: De-Stressing 101

  1. These points are well-stated and can be applied by most anyone who is stressed — which would be most of us!

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