University: How To Deal With Stress

Since being at University, I have already been given various assignments, had freshers flu for three weeks, been made course rep, had two jobs, whilst trying to balance a social life in between. And this is all in just six weeks too!

I have had a stressful couple of weeks trying to coordinate the course rep meetings around lectures, and fitting in assignments around my jobs. After trying out a few methods, I am now back on track again. How did I manage it?

Make time for yourself:

Regardless of how busy you might be, make sure you leave yourself some time to unwind and chill out. Take a relaxing bath or read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to start, etc.

Identify and try to rule out the cause of the stress:

For me, the stress came from the fact I had two jobs, and course rep meetings that clashed with lectures. I solved this by quitting the second job, and I’ve actually resigned from course rep now. It was good while it lasted, though it just wasn’t worth the stress I was putting on myself.

Ask for help:

If things do get bad, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Friends, family or staff are just a few of the various individuals you can talk to, to stop the stress from turning into anything more.

You are not alone, and there are so many people out there that want the best for you. If you want to talk to me further regarding this post, feel free to contact me via twitter or email.

Frankie x

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