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The Importance of Mental Health

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oneonta chapter.


College is a time where everyone is extremely stressed no matter what year they are in, what major they are, what day it is, or how many tests they have coming up. We are all dealing with living independently, away from home, creating new friendships, relationships, and taking classes that are harder than our previous level of education, which is why mental health is so important. It is crucial to be putting yourself first and taking the time out of your day for self-care. Below is a list of different ways my friend Ashley and I came up with to relieve some stress! 

– Take a nap 

– Set long term and short term goals to get your work done 

– Prioritize! Break up your school work based off of due dates 

– Watch an episode of your favorite show on Netflix 

– Take a walk 

– Talk to other students in your class to reassure you that you are not the only one stressed 

– Utilize your resources (library, office hours, etc) 

– Listen to music 

– Get a planner to help organize your assignments and extracurriculars 

– Work out 

– Meditate 

– Light a candle 

– Take a hot shower 

– Take a few deep breaths 

– Create a daily check list 

– Eat a snack or your favorite comfort food 

Hopefully you are refocused and a little less stressed!!  

Child and family studies major. Its Jesika not Jessica.
Kenzie Negron is currently a senior in college studying at SUNY Oneonta to pursue her dream career of being a high school english teacher as well as a part time journalist. Kenzie is the proud Campus Correspondent for the Her Campus Chapter at SUNY Oneonta. Kenzie is also the author of her own blog; http://sincerelykenz.com. In her spare time, Kenzie enjoys snowboarding, indulging in tacos, and hanging out with her friends. You can find out more information about Kenzie by following her on Twitter and Instagram (@kenzienegron).