Hey Lovelies, how are you all?
Following on from last week’s post, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about managing stress. Whilst, a lot of my tips are based going to be based off my own life experiences, I understand that we all face problems differently. So, even if you don’t agree with everything I say, hopefully you’ll be able to adapt some of these tips to suit you better.
Tip Number 1:
If you read my post from last week you’ll know that something I have learnt over the last two years at university is that, for me, being organised is key. I feel more in control and less stressed if I have a plan for the week ahead and I know what needs to get done.
Now, I know some people cringe at the thought of planning ahead and sticking to a schedule but even if you can have a rough Idea of what you need to do get done in the week and tick the majority of them off, you’ll feel productive and more stress-free.
Tip Number 2:
Find time for yourself!
I know that weeks can get unexpectedly hectic and it can feel like your drowning in deadlines, lectures and everything else but it’s important to find some time for yourself.
Some of the things I like to do and I know my friends love doing after a long week are:
- Having a relaxing bath
- Burning candles whilst you read a book
- Watching Netflix or a movie (something that needs zero brain power)
- Spending time with friends
- Going out for a walk or to the park
Tip Number 3:
Know when to STOP or say NO!
One thing I found hard during exam time or the week before a deadline was finding the balance between working and relaxing or even shifting my focus to something else that needs to be done.
I know a lot of people have jobs alongside university and so it’s especially important to know when you should prioritise things and know when to say no. at the end of the day, you don’t want to be in a pickle and realise that you have a deadline, work and have also committed to plans with friends and just feel so overwhelmed by everything.
If anything, finding that balance is just as important for your mental health as it is for your education. And most importantly, you should never feel guilty or FOMO for saying no to plans because YOU come first.
I hope these helped and I hope they give you an insight into some of the ways I try to manage my stress when it comes to university. If you have any suggestions please comment below.
Love Sharuni xx
//23rd October 2019//