Top 3 Articles: Dealing with Stress

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Written by BookRenter Mike

by Johan Larsson

Everybody always says college is a blur. It’s a whirlwind experience that is full of late night cram sessions, outrageous parties, and every once in a while the opportunity to storm the football field after a big win. Yet sometimes college can be incredibly stressful, as all of those 10-page papers and 3-hour exams can finally catch up to you. So what can you do to relieve that monumental burden of stress? Don’t worry if you can’t think of something right away, I’ve got you covered with the top 3 articles that will help you find your ultimate nirvana.

Exercise- Shrinivas Kanade at buzzle.com writes about the benefits of physical exercise to reducing stress and dancing is one of her top tips. At UVa, there is a plaque outside of every gym proclaiming how Thomas Jefferson believed an hour or two of physical exercise was healthy for an active mind. I’m starting to think I need to go to the gym more often…

Be prepared- Academic Tips has a great assortment of quotes regarding stress relief which can be found at academictips.org. These will enable you to the find the best method for reducing your anxiety. Different coping mechanisms are better suited to different stressful tasks. Find what works best for you and stick to it!

Get Organized- Providence College has a great article designed specifically for college students and ways to reduce anxiety in the classroom. Instead of clumping all of your difficult tasks together, make a list and prioritize based on whatever factors you find important. Making to-do lists can often be a simple way to reduce stress by outlining exactly what you need to get done to help yourself feel better.

College is hard but you don’t need to make it any harder on yourself. By following these techniques for relaxation, maybe you’ll find the college blur a little clearer. Then again, if none of these tips works than maybe you should have googled “best college bars” instead of “top relaxation tips for college students”. It’s your call, so how do you find reduce stress in college?

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9 Responses to Top 3 Articles: Dealing with Stress

  1. Janene Scarborough says:

    I love this, very good read… :-)

  2. pamela priebe says:

    I think instead of coffee or energy drinks to keep up is not a good idea , the article on exercise as a stress reliever was right on the money. After working out and a hot shower the stress just melts away.

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  4. christine says:

    I say get organized is the best way to reduce stress for me at least

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  7. Tina M says:

    College is hard but you don’t need to make it any harder on yourself!!! haha.. My hubby is in college, he studies hard everyday. I wish I can do something to help him to relax!!!

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