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4 Tips To Set Your Mind At Ease

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Bailey Buckingham Blogger Biography

 

 

 

 

It’s easy to underestimate how stressful life can get, and that’s exactly what I did before this semester started. If you are like me and you have a job, sometimes it is hard to leave your work at work. I am now working full time, married, and going to school. I decided that I was going to work more and still be a student because I figured it wouldn’t change that much. I was totally wrong. I’ve found myself struggling to do homework, constantly thinking about work, and never doing laundry. It is such an easy cycle to get stuck in if you don’t take the time to plan out a strategy to pull yourself out. Here are some suggestions I have for you to ease your schedule.

1. Cut Back

For me, the first step was cutting back five hours of work. For some of you, I know that isn’t plausible, but for me that is what I needed to do. It made a big difference for my schedule. If you can’t cut back on hours, make yourself a designated time each week for you to have “me” time.

2. Shut It Down

Next, I stopped checking my e-mails after five o’clock every evening. It made me anxious when I read all of the group employee e-mails that are constantly sent throughout the night, so I decided I had to stop myself. There is nothing so important that should make me feel anxious even when I am sitting on my couch in my home.

3. Homework Time

Each day I give myself twenty minutes to get a little bit of homework done. It doesn’t allow me to get all of it done in one night, but it allows me to get enough done every night so that I don’t have to stress and do it all in one day.

4. Enjoy

The most important advice I can give is to enjoy what you have. It wasn’t until yesterday when my husband and I went to the park that I realized I haven’t been doing this. I was lying in the grass with my eyes closed listening to the birds and feeling the breeze and I realized that is what life is about.

“Rise up like the sun, labor till the work is done.” That’s a quote from the Killer’s song, “Be Still.” Listen to it below. It is a great song to make you realize life isn’t about your job, it’s about those moments when you get to breathe in the air and feel the breeze in your hair.

Remember to take moments to yourself to really enjoy life and let go of unnecessary stress.

 

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Relax Your Mind

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Bailey Buckingham Blogger Biography

 

 

 

 

You go to the gym and eat healthy so you can keep your body in shape, right? Well, the same should be done for your mental health. No, brain push-ups don’t exist. I’m talking about relaxing your mind! In college we tend to get into a routine, which is great, but sometimes our brain gets overloaded and needs a break! Several reports have been done that have shown that mental health problems in college students are rising. I want to provide you with some ways to avoid being in the statistic.

1. Talk To Someone!

Whether it’s a friend, family member, or a therapist, you need to talk it out! Regardless of how we may feel, we really can’t do everything on our own. Sometimes trying to hold things in and deal with them yourself may back fire. I’ve been a frequent visitor to my therapist on campus, and there is no reason to be ashamed of that. Most schools offer free counseling to their students, so take advantage of that! You may think talking won’t do much, but believe me, once you let go of everything you’re holding onto, you’ll feel free.

Girl Talking On Phone

Photo © dennoir

2. Try Yoga!

I’m not particularly great at yoga, but once a month I go because even though I’m a beginner, it is still super relaxing! Most yoga classes are small so you don’t have to worry about a crowd of people. Also, the lights are usually dimmed, with calm music in the background, leaving nothing but relaxation as an option.

Male Doing Yoga

Photo © Nathan Tia

3. Meditation

I do yoga when I feel overwhelmed. It gives me a chance to shut out the world and it’s issues, and just let go. I cross my legs, but the key to meditation is absolute comfort, so if you’re not comfy, then change positions till you are! So, get comfy, relax the tension in your body, breathe mindfully (notice your breath,) and just let go. Make it your “me” time by adding your favorite candles and aromas to the room.

Young Blonde Meditating Outside

Photo © SpiritQuest Retreats

College is the unique time in our lives where we get to stand on our own feet and decide who we’re going to be and what we’re going to do. Sometimes that is a lot to handle, so don’t be afraid to ask for help, or just let yourself RELAX with whatever it is you enjoy to do!

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