Stopping the Stress That Comes With School
By Brandi Goodman
School arrives in the fall and brings with it many changes. You may have had the luxury of getting to sleep in all summer and had no stress to worry about, but the school season won't have the same results. You can still stop the stress that comes with school though -- as long as you keep a few things in mind.
Focus on What You Can Do
Too many students become stressed simply worrying about all there is to accomplish. Sitting there for a while obsessing over how much work there is to get done won't help you actually do it. You should focus on what you can do and get the problems out of the way that you know will be on the simple side. The sooner you start and get a question answered, the sooner you'll be finished with the entire assignment.
Use Your Stress as Feedback
When you're feeling overwhelmed and don't know how to handle a problem -- stop. You need to use the stress you're feeling as feedback and come up with a new approach. Don't just keep trying to push past the headache and get it done. Take a break. Focus. Think of a new way to handle the work ahead of you. It can help eliminate the stressful thoughts you're having.
You may not think the food you eat would have anything to do with school, but it does. Eating healthy meals and snacks each day can keep your brain and body fueled so you're more likely to be able to handle the stress of your day. Bingeing on processed snacks and junk can have you feeling ill quick and make it even easier to experience stress. Be sure you're drinking water as well to keep your brain working. Avoid caffeinated drinks that will have you crashing.
Even if you have a big test to study for, you still need to find time for a break. You won't get everything accomplished if you're trying to push your brain to exhaustion. Take breaks from your work and do something you enjoy. It can help to ease your mind and help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the project again.
The stress that comes with school doesn't have to be so burdensome. Eliminate some of that school stress with a few tips. You'll be far more likely to adjust to the year faster and make it through without struggling if you do what you can to ease your mind and keep your mental health intact.
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