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Feeling stressed? It’s not just you. students across the U.S. are wrestling with college options, taking classes, or studying for entrance exams , all in the midst of the fear of an epidemic. Our team is here to help. This week, try any of these 7 easy ways to relieve stress that college kids face.
1. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the act of living present in the present. If you practice it regularly, this kind of meditation, it could bring you mental health advantages: “It can reduce your anxiety, fear of being lost and stress of fretting about the future or looking back on the past” explains the CNN article. Today, consider taking some time out for 10 minutes:
- Use an app such as Headspace which offers discounts to students attending college to get a better understanding of the method.
- Do this simple meditation exercise, which can help you come back to your senses at the conclusion of an extended day, or overcome anxiety related to taking tests.
It’s often difficult to find time to exercise while you’re studying for exams.read about it trans4mind from Our Articles However, exercise is not just important for improving your mood, but it can improve brain function. Here are three ways to incorporate exercises into your schedule:
- Learn about yoga and meditation at home with these tutorial videos.
- Try this exercise that takes six minutes to complete.
Enjoy a stroll in a park or your neighborhood. (Just ensure you wear a mask in an area that’s packed, and stay at least six feet from other people.)
3. Relax in a spa at home
Bring the spa to your home with these relaxing activities:
- Rub the soothing essential oils on your wrist.
- Create your own soothing facial treatment by mixing two tablespoons of raw sugar with just one teaspoon coconut oil. Put it on your face for 5 minutes, after which you wash your face for 30 second, then take it off.
- Make a relaxingand lavender-scented bath bomb by following this bathing guide for essential oils.
Make your home into an tranquil space by listening to soothing music, dimming harsh overhead lighting, and relaxing flickering lights or candles.
4. Get Creative
Connecting with your creative side can be a fantastic way to destress. Here are some ideas to help you get starting:
- Read a poem. (We’ve been enjoying “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver.)
- Coloring one of these Crayola templates.
Create that dream project you’ve had your eye on for a long time. Remember, creativity doesn’t have to be about excellence: It’s about communicating yourself. Give yourself permission to experiment in new art forms either through painting or writing music.
Between FaceTiming your friends attending online classes reading through Twitter it’s tougher than ever to get off of the computer. But limiting screen time can help reduce anxiety.
- Use an app like Apple’s Screen Time or Google’s Digital Wellbeing to figure out how much time you’re using your phone.
- Make sure you spend less than 30-60 mins on social media each day.
Be sure to take part in non-screen activities, such as playing with your dog or reading a book.
6. Learn to practice self-compassion.
Whatever’s going on in your life today (worry in the hopes of the present; anxiety regarding the results of your latest test and confusion over college selections) Learn to practice self-compassion.
- Don’t be afraid to speak your feelings: “I’m really stressed right now.”
- Think about what you’d suggest to your best friend to be in their situation. What kind of comfort could you provide? Take a step back and tell these words of encouragement to yourself.
You can hug yourself. You can say to yourself “Stress is normal. It’s not a lonely thing.”
7. Find Support
In these difficult times it is possible to all profit by the support of our family, friends family members, friends, and professionals:
- Be honest with a friend about what you’re going through.
- Contact an online therapist.
- Find out which therapy services can be found at your institution If you’re currently in the program.
We know the world feels overwhelming at the moment, however USF is available to assist you. Reach out to USF’s Office of Admissions online to learn more about how we can aid you in reaching your goals.