Posts Tagged ‘Be Stress Free’

Stress Relief!

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The first semester of college is a big one. There are a lot of new experiences and things going on which can bring on a lot of stress. Thankfully I learned some wonderful tips and tricks for stress relief last semester that I have carried over to this semester! First: coloring/drawing. I am not a very artistic person, but I LOVE to color. Coloring has been proven to help with stress relief and calming anxiety! The best part about this trick is that it’s easily found (in stores and then easy to put away), pretty cheap, and it stimulates your imagination! Second: jigsaw puzzles. I was never a puzzle doing person before last semester, and I found that I loved doing puzzles as something to relax (or just for fun). I downloaded  jigsaw puzzles on my phone and asked for them for Christmas! I now have a total of 12 puzzles and 6 of them are at school with me; my roommates and I can’t wait to start! Third: essential oils or aroma therapy. There are a lot of essential oils that can be put on the hands or feet that are used for stress relief, better sleep, concentration, relaxation, and much more. Aroma therapy also comes in many forms such as: lotions, soaps, shower gels, and air fresheners. Bath and Body Works has the BEST aroma therapy collection; a few deep breathes and I am relaxed and sleeping! The fourth and final tip: anything you are passionate about. Doing something that we love is a natural stress relief. Whether that be reading, writing, watching netflix, hanging out with friends, watching a movie, going for walks and so much more; whatever inspires you and that you are passionate about will naturally relax you and make you happy.

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Class Wars: The Stress Awakens

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Mid-April Crisis

At midnight, almost everyone with a first year status will be wide awake, trying to register for those classes they desperately need to take in order to qualify for future advanced classes or to avoid taking the same class one/two years later if the class is offered every other year. Some want to take classes with ‘easy-going’ professors or classes that do not clash with some of the classes they want to sign up for or labs et cetera. Juniors are the first to register for classes, followed by sophomores, and finally freshman. Most required general education classes fill up pretty fast and by the time freshman get to register, a few slots will still be open. And that’s when the struggle gets more real.

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First Week Back

Friday, September 5th, 2014

I’ve made it through the first week of my second year of graduate school. The first week is always one that seems stressful because during all the classes, the teachers tell you the whole semester in an hour and a half. Sitting through 3 classes that all do that starts to stress a student out. Especially when you have to balance a job. I try and tell myself to take things one day/week at a time, but I had a mini mental breakdown yesterday. I’m doing much better today after taking a break from school. A word of advice, take a break, get off campus, and make time to relax.

Relax and Be Stress Free

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

My summer schedule this year has been extremely hectic. I feel like I’ve been going from one thing to the next each day. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I have been helping with my younger brother’s junior high baseball team. Working with those little guys Monday-Friday for 2 hours each day can really stress you out! Yesterday I was driving home from practice with a huge headache, feeling like a grouch, and all sorts of stressed about doing it all again today.

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