Managing Study Stress
First up, stress is normal.
Stress can motivate us and keep us getting out of bed every day. However, it can also tip the balance and become destructive.
You can tell when stress has tipped you over your limit if you see the following:
inability to sleep,
difficulty relaxing or
increased / decreased eating,
feeling run down and often getting sick.
If you are experiencing any of this, you may be experiencing ‘chronic stress’. At this point, we recommend you reach out to a doctor, or speak with someone.
You can of course CONNECT with one of our mentors to assist here.
For your everyday stress, the kind that doesn’t feel that comfortable, but isn’t chronic; here are 4 tips for dealing with everyday stress:
1. In the moment: take deep breaths, make yourself comfortable, wait for it to pass.
2. To manage it ongoing: plan your weeks so things don’t get out of control and set realistic goals.
3. Avoid procrastination; that is, stop putting off for tomorrow what you can do today.
4. Get enough sleep. Simple.
To procrastinate can cause a small niggle to become a major headache.