Edith Arias The Paw Print
Stress. What is it anyway? Stress is pressure from either the external or internal environment that causes us to worry about things that happen in our lives. Stress happens to everyone. Each day is filled with different tasks and obligations. Not being able to balance all of these things can cause us to freak out, causing unneeded and mostly unwanted stress. Learning how to deal with stress can be a lifesaver for everyone but especially for college students. In college there are so many things to do and worry about: homework, exams, paying for college, etc. Here are some ways to help you stay stress free.
-Exercise: Not everyone is a big fan of exercise but for those who are, exercising is a great way to relieve stress. Physical activity and constant movement can keep the brain from focusing on stress. Exercise also releases endorphins, which are scientifically proven to make you feel good. Not only can exercise help relieve stress but it is also important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
-Sleep more: Getting enough sleep can also help reduce stress. Sleep is a wonderful thing that can do wonders. Getting enough sleep can help you focus better. This helps when you need to sit at your desk and write a paper. With better focus, it’ll be easier and faster to get all homework done. A good amount of sleep can also reduce being grumpy in the morning. This is good because it helps assure that your day gets off on a good start. Your friends and family will also appreciate your extra hours of beauty sleep.
-Have a dance party: The next time you’re drowned in homework, take a deep breath, close the door, put some music on, and dance. That’s it, just dance, like a maniac. Dancing and singing along to catchy music can help you relax and put you in a good mood.
-Get organized: Organization can be big when it comes to dealing with stress. Making a “to do” list every morning can make it so that everything you need to do gets done. Each time a task is finished the simple act of crossing it off of the list can be liberating.
-Reward yourself: After a long week nothing relieves stress better than doing something you enjoy. There are many different types of rewards. For example you can go watch a movie, or go on a hike, make a trip to the spa, have a shopping spree (without going broke), read a book, or just sit and relax while watching your favorite movie/tv show. All of these things can make you feel better after a stressful week.
So there you have it. Next time you find yourself feeling stressed, try one of the above. Stress free is the best way to be.