How to Reduce Stress

As a college student who is constantly juggling multiple things (sometimes too many things at once), I can become overly stressed and sometimes even experience physical symptoms, like insomnia and anxiety. Although I do not claim to be a doctor or specialist, I have had my fair share of stressful times throughout college, and learned ways to cope and relax during these moments of distress.

 

  1. Get Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to managing stress, at least for me personally. Although, when stressed, I find it difficult to get a full nights rest. When this happens, I usually take a tablet of Melatonin to help me feel relaxed and ready to sleep through the night.

 

  1. Limit Screen Time at Night

Going along with getting plenty of rest at night, try limiting screen time towards bedtime. Your phone and computer light beaming in your eyes right before bed can disrupt your body, leaving you even more drained and stressed throughout the night. Putting your phone away an hour, or even thirty minutes, can minimize stress quickly.

 

  1. Meditate

      Meditating has helped me to relax when I feel like I have too much stress weighing me down. There are many ways to meditate, some examples include: yoga, breathing techniques, stretching etc. I              personally find that when I meditate in the morning right after waking up, my body feels more relaxed throughout the day and I can focus on what needs to get done.

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  1. Eat Healthy

     Just like how you treat your body on the outside affects your stress, eating a clean diet can help to reduce stress. Eating a balanced diet can help keep your body energized and ready for work. I find that       if I eat unhealthy throughout the week, my body will feel sickly, leading to anxiety, which then contributes to my overall stress. So by eating healthy, you can prevent stress in your body.

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  1. Pamper Yourself

     Finding time to relax and pampering yourself can instantly make you feel less stressed out. Take a bath, read a book, hang out with people you enjoy. Do something to get your mind off of your stress             triggers and treat your body to feel relaxed and calm.

 

     I hope these tips will help you stay at ease this semester!

 

      -Tally Pavel