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Eric’s Top 4 Tips on Surviving College

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By BookRenter Eric

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Dealing with Stress – The Little Things Make a Huge Difference!
A recent New York Times article shows the average college freshman’s mental health is at its lowest level in 25 years.  When I discovered this information I started thinking back on my freshman year of college and how difficult a transition it was for me.  This inspired me to think of some creative ways to help cope with the long grind that is college.

  1. Stay active – go to the school’s fitness center, play inter-mural sports, go on a walk, have a snowball fight… Do anything to get out and get your mind off school.  Exercise and stress: Get moving to combat stress
  2. Eat Healthy – If you’re sitting around eating pizza and cheeseburgers every day you might want to change it up and quick.  Eating healthy meals can have a positive effect on your academic performance.  You don’t have to go crazy and become a vegan, but simply adding more fresh fruit and veggies to your diet is a great start. 5 Stress-Reducing Foods You Should Be Eating
  3. Set Goals- You probably hear this all the time, but let me tell you a little secret, it seriously works!  If you want to avoid cramming and all-nighters set up a calendar with detailed descriptions of what you need to get done each day to keep you on track.  It might seem tedious, but it’s a great way to make sure you get everything done on time without going crazy.  Top 5 Tips On Second Semester Goal Setting
  4. Sleep, Sleep, and um more sleep –Socializing in college, especially living in the dorms, can be distracting.  If you find yourself slipping up in classes because you’re up playing video games with your roommate at 4 am, stop!  The video games will be waiting for you tomorrow.  Stress and Sleep Disorders

What do you to relieve stress?

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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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