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- 7 Tips to Reducing the stress of college students
Feeling stressed? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. People across U.S. are wrestling with college options, taking classes, or preparing to take entrance examinations — all the while living through the anxiety of an epidemic. We’re here. This week, try one of these simple ways to reduce stress to college-going students.
1. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about living present in the present. When you regularly practice this form of meditation it could provide mental health benefits: “It can reduce your anxiety, feeling of despair and the stresses that come from constantly worrying about the future or contemplating the past,” says the CNN article. Today, try taking time to relax for 10 minutes:
- Try an app , such as Headspace with discounts to college students to master the art of coding.
- Try this simple meditation practice that will help you get back on track after long hours or control anxiety when taking tests.
It’s not easy to find the time in the midst of cramming for exams. However, exercise is not just essential to improve your mood, it can even improve your brain’s function.you can find more here trans4mind from Our Articles Here are three effective ways to weave workout into your daily routine:
- Learn yoga techniques at the comfort of your home by watching these video tutorials.
- Try this exercise that takes six minutes to complete.
Have a stroll around a park or your neighborhood. (Just be sure to wear a mask if you’ll be in an area that’s packed, ensure you stay at the minimum six feet from people.)
3. Take advantage of a relaxing spa experience at home
Bring spa-like relaxation to your home with these activities that relax you:
- Rub calming essential oils on your wrist.
- Make your own relaxing face masque by mixing 2 tablespoons raw sugar with the coconut oil of one cup. Put it on your face for five minutes. Then wash your face for 30 second and wash it off.
- Create a relaxing lavender-scented bath bomb with this guide to bathing essential oils.
Transform your living space into an paradise by listening in to soothing music, dimming the harsh overhead lights, and welcoming flames, candles, or even twinkle lighting.
4. Get Creative
Connecting with your inner artist is a great way to destress. Here are some suggestions to help you get going:
- You can read the poem. (We’ve been enjoying “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver.)
- You can color one of these Crayola templates.
Get started on that project which you’ve dreamed of for some time. It’s not about excellence: It’s about communicating your inner self. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new forms of art either through painting or writing music.
Between FaceTiming to friends in online classes while scrolling Twitter the internet is more challenging to switch off. But limiting screen time can help reduce anxiety.
- Utilize apps such as Apple’s Screen Time or Google’s Digital Wellbeing for a better understanding of how much time you’re using your phone.
- Make sure you spend less than 30-60 minutes on social media every day.
Do your best to engage with no screen time like playing with your dog or reading books.
6. Practice Self-Compassion
Whatever you’re feeling right now (worry in the hopes of the present; anxious about the recent scores on your tests and anxiety over college decisions) Learn to practice self-compassion.
- Give yourself permission to express your emotions: “I’m really stressed right now.”
- Consider what you would tell your friend to be in their situation. What would you say to them that could be comforting? Turn it around and give the kind words to yourself.
You can hug yourself. You can say to yourself “Stress is normal. I’m not by myself.”
7. Find Help
In these times of stress everyone can benefit from the support of friends family members, friends, and professionals:
- Share your feelings with a loved one about what’s happening to you.
- Reach out to an online therapist.
- Find out which therapies are offered through your college at the moment, if you’re enrolling.
The world may feel uneasy at present, but USF is here to support you. Reach out to Office of Admissions Office of Admissions online to find out how we could help you reach your goals.