College can stress out even the best of students, so make sure to take care of your health and find some time to relax! Megan Reed, author of the USA Today article below, reports on common stressors in school—such as economic uncertainty, separation from old friends, and family issues—and a few ways to deal with them. Reed suggests the following in “Stress in college: Experts provide tips to cope”:
- Make sure to get enough sleep.
- Take advantage of your school’s counseling services.
- Be patient when it comes to making new friends. If you’re new to your school, it may take some time to find a group you enjoy hanging out with.
- Prepare a few days in advance for tests instead of waiting until the last minute.
- Remember that some stress is good. If you have a more positive outlook on stress, it may harm you less!
Reed, Megan. “Stress in college: Experts provide tips to cope.” USA Today. USA Today, 29 Oct. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015.