7 Simple Strategies to Lower Stress for College Students

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Feeling stressed? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Student across the U.S. are wrestling with college decisions, attending courses, or preparing for entrance exams , all while dealing with the fear of a pandemic. We’re here. This week, try any of these 7 easy methods for reducing stress to college-going students.

1. Practice Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness is to live within the present. If you practice it regularly, this type of meditation it can provide mental health positive effects: “It can reduce your anxiety, the feelings of hopelessness and the stress that comes from fretting about the future or looking back on the past” explains the CNN article. Today, try taking an hour to sit and be mindful for 10 minutes:

  • Check out an app like Headspace which provides discounts to students at college, for you to understand the process.
  • Try this simple exercise of meditation that will help you come back to your senses at the conclusion of an exhausting day, or overcome anxiety related to taking tests.

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2. Exercise

It’s often difficult to find time for exercise in the midst of cramming for exams. But not only is exercise vital to improve your mood, it might even improve your brain’s function. Here are three easy ways to incorporate exercising into your routine

  • Learn how to do yoga at the comfort of your own yourself with these video lessons.
  • Try this exercise that takes six minutes to complete.
  • Take a stroll in the park or the neighborhood. (Just be sure to wear a mask if you’re in the middle of a crowd, as well as stay at least 6 feet away from any other person.)

3. You can relax at your home with a spa

Introduce the spa experience to your house with these relaxing activities:

  • Massage the essential oils of calming on your wrist.
  • Make your own relaxing face mask by mixing two tablespoons raw sugar and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Put it on your face for five minutes. Then scrub for 30 seconds and wash it off.
  • Make a soothing, lavender-scented bath bomb by following this guide to bath-time essential oils.
  • Create an peace by playing calming music, dimming your harsh overhead lightsand inviting the glow of candles.

4. Get Creative

Engaging in your creative side is a great way to relax. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • You can read an article or poem. (We’ve been loving “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver.)
  • Print one of the free Crayola templates.
  • Create that dream project you’ve always wanted to do. It’s not about making it perfect: It’s all about expressing your inner self. Allow yourself to play with new forms of art, whether painting or writing music.

5. Unplug

Between FaceTiming to friends, taking online classes, or scrolling around Twitter It’s more difficult than ever before to completely unplug. But limiting screen time can help reduce anxiety.

  • Utilize apps such as Apple’s Screen Time or Google’s Digital Wellbeing to find out the amount of time you’re using your smartphone.
  • Try not to spend more than 30-60 minutes per day on social media in a day.
  • Try to participate in activities that aren’t screen-free like playing with your pet or reading an ebook.

6. Develop Self-Compassion

Whatever you’re feeling right now (worry about the future; anxiety over your recent test scores or confusion regarding college decisions), practice self-compassion:

  • It is okay to let yourself be honest about your feelings: “I’m really stressed right this moment.”
  • Consider what you would say to your best friend when they were in your situation. What kind of comfort could you provide? Take a step back and tell these words of encouragement to yourself.
  • Take a moment to hug yourself. You can say to yourself “Stress is part of life. It’s not a lonely thing.”

7. Find Support

In these difficult times it is possible to all profit by the support and encouragement of friends family members, relatives, and professionals:

  • Be honest with a friend about what you’re going through.
  • Get in touch with an online therapy.
  • Find out about the therapy services that can be found at your institution in the event that you are currently in a class.

We understand that the world can be overwhelming at the moment, however USF is here to support you. Contact USF’s Office of Admissions online to find out how we might help you meet your goals.

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