Stress changes everything we do, from the enjoyment we get out of our careers all the way up to the impact education has on our lives. When you’re completely stressed out, you don’t have the right environment for learning to take place. Of course, there are solutions available to combat stress and not let it take over your life.
1. Get Enough Sleep
There’s something students need to do more of, and we’re not talking about studying. We’re talking about sleep, and students need to get a lot more sleep than what they’re experiencing currently. Four hours of sleep might be good for a very small part of the population, but most of us really still need eight to ten hours of sleep. This downtime is required by the body in order to produce key hormones and help burn fat.
You should try to sleep in a dark room with as little light as possible. And try not to fall asleep to movies on your phone. The light on your phone, tablet, or computer can affect the type of sleep you receive.
2. Find Safe Friends
A safe friend is someone that you feel comfortable with talking about your problems without being judged. A lot of people are judgmental, and the school process doesn’t make it any easier. It’s a competitive environment where some people will exploit your weaknesses in order to get ahead. That’s unfortunate, but the good news is that this doesn’t apply to everyone. You just need to make sure that you find someone you can talk to.
Most universities do offer some counseling, which you can use while you build relationships. The right person will come along, because we all can use a safe shoulder to cry on, so to speak. School can be really difficult, and the pressure is on to do well so you’ll have a great career.