Stress is an integral part of the students' life. One needs to understand that being a student is not easy. It is not just about studies. There are various things that are involved in the day to day life of a student other than academics. There is a continuous need for students to be equally good at co-curricular activities and sports.
Other than the academics and activities, students, as they are at the growing age have ordeals related to their personal lives. An argument with a teacher, or a small tiff with your friend. Many students, especially teenagers go through many changes and they might feel like no one understand them. They will find themselves under a lot of stress.
Stress is a very normal part of growing up and leading a life. What one needs to understand is how to deal with those feelings and how to make sure you are distressed.
There are many things that you can do to either keep stress from getting into you or to lower the volume of stress that you face. Beating stress is very important. If one doesn't and keeps thinking about all the things that are causing the problems, they might face bigger problems.
Here are a few things that you can do to make sure you keep everyday stress at a bay.
Take A Time- Out
When you start feeling that everything that is happening with you - tuitions, tests, assignments, football practice, guitar classes all of it is too much just take some time off. Take a deep breath in, hold it and then let it out.
At times like these, you need to relax. So do that by not doing anything in particular. Try talking a walk for 20 to 30 minutes. Take in some fresh air. Let all the confusion in your mind settle down and then get back to what you are supposed to.
Plan a Routine
After you have taken some time off and have a clear mind, sit down and write down the things you are supposed to do. Write all of them down on a sheet of paper one by one. After you finish. Start prioritizing the tasks one by one.
Like this, you will have an idea of what you need to take care of first, and so based on how each task is to prioritize, make a routine for the day, or the next day. Make sure you follow the routine on the first day and then make routines for the next few more days.
The idea here is to follow the routine religiously.
Limit your Work Hours
As you create the routine you also need to make sure that you don't give too much time just to your work. Though it is important, you need to have breaks in between, otherwise, you would be tired and on a long run, you will face fatigue and low energy.
Keep taking breaks every 45 minutes. Keep a book, a video game or something that you enjoy but can also finish in parts. Make sure you don't forget your work
One way you can calm your stress is by taking some time off all your responsibilities and meeting up with friends. You can hang out with them and go places either visit some interesting places, watch movies or go for brunch.
You can also go for events like Spoken Word poetry, or art events that keep happening in many cities. You meet a lot of people in these events and might even find individuals who think just like you. It will definitely help you calm down.
Exercise and Stay Fit
It is seen that in individuals who exercise regularly, either play sports or practice yoga or any form of staying healthy, are found to take care of stress in a much better way. Once you start keeping your body fit, your mind will automatically start finding ways to handle stress.
Talk It Out
If you feel too overwhelming with whatever that is happening with you, just talk to the people whom you are close to. It can be your friends, classmates, parents, siblings or teachers. The important thing is you need to let your thoughts out. Sometimes that all it takes, and you will feel much lighter.
Yes! There are many things that can cause extreme stress as a student but what you need to realize is as we grow up and become adults, the stress of some kind will always be part of our life. We need to know how to handle it and that is the only way to deal with it.