Things to do when you're stressed
Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:21pm
The fourth quarter brings eagerness for summer but also lots of hard work and stress. So in preparation of this hectic time of year, here are some wonderful de-stressing tips that you can use:
1. Give hugs
While there isn't really a dearth of hugs in Uni, sometimes a hug from a friend can be just what someone needs. So if someone looks sad or worried, make sure you give them a hug. Or, if you're the one who needs a hug, go up to a friend and ask for one.
It can be a lot easier to get work done when you know what you need to do and when, this way you don't end up spending the night before the due date writing a paper that was assigned two weeks ago. Sometimes making lists can also be helpful, as long as you don't end up spending more time on the lists than on your work.
While most Uni students don't really have a problem with this (fitness, anyone?), during spring break or even on the weekends, it can be really nice to go for a jog or play outside.
As people often say, laughter can be the best medicine. While you can't exactly control laughter, although I guess you could go to laughing clubs, it definitely helps to forget about all the work you have left to do. So, watch something funny or read some jokes.
5. Take a break
Breaks are really important. Watch an episode of your favorite TV show, read a chapter of a book, or even just lay there and do nothing but make sure you take breaks. If you want, you can even set up a schedule where you take a break after every hour of work. But just make sure that your breaks don't become too long.
6. Don't worry so much
Do you really need to be so stressed out? Don't worry about it, sometimes the only thing that matters is trying your best. It's not going to be the end of the world if you don't get an A on that paper or test.