How to De-stress as a Student
Often regarded as 'just a part of life,' stress is somewhat of a silent killer, and it can have a serious effect on one's mind, wellbeing, and general health if left unchecked.
Generalized stress is incredibly prolific in students of all ages; exams, studying, relationships, etc. can all see stress levels rising significantly without warning.
Moments of stress can spring up on us sometimes, but this doesn't mean that they aren't unavoidable. Here are some simple techniques that you can use to de-stress and unwind.
Focus on one thing at a time
Being a student can be a bit of a juggling act; it's safe to say that there can be a lot going on. Trying to multi-task too many things at once is not only going to reduce how productive you are but also cause a lot of mental tension.
By focusing on one thing at a time, you can eradicate all that head clutter and relive a lot of stress.
Relaxing is good, but mindfulness is better. Practicing mindfulness is one of the best tools that you can use to not only de-stress but also to help you not to get stressed in the first place.
Practicing mindfulness can be done in many ways, with my favorite being meditation, yoga, and exercise!
Get enough quality sleep
More of a preventative than a 'de-stress technique,' however, the benefits of high-quality sleep can not be undermined, especially when it comes to our mood and mental stress.
A restless night full of tossing and turning is going to do nothing but set you up for a stressful day.
7-9 hours of high-quality sleep is essential for keeping both your mind and body working at their best and is the recommended amount for keeping stress levels at bay.