Managing School Stress

Audrey Langston-Wiebe, Academic Beat

In today’s age, many of us experience stress. Whether it be the pressure to maintain a high GPA, that less-than-average test score, or the desire to get into your dream college. We all have stress, and this pressure can hinder your academic performance. For this reason I’ve compiled a list of the top de-stressing activities for all of us who need it:

  1. Manage your time

The majority of students have trouble balancing school, extracurriculars, and sports. But managing time is one of the top ways to stay on top of you work. Try setting an hour aside after you get home from school to complete any assignments you have yet to finish.

  1. Keep a routine

Your body runs on a clock system. Make sure you set aside a designated time for studying, personal relaxation, eating, and most importantly; sleep. Set a time to fall asleep each night, keeping in mind the amount of time you need

  1. Organize

As annoying as it sounds, organizing can be a great way to clear your head. Try sorting through the papers on your desk, throwing away the stuff that clutters your room, or organize your school binders.

  1. Pamper yourself

Take some time to relax, and allow yourself to do something you normally wouldn’t have the time for. Take a bath, socialize with friends, watch a movie, or simply take a nap.

  1. Do something you love

My final tip for you is to do something you want to do. Don’t let school work consume  your personal needs. If you love to draw, draw. If you love to sing, then sing. Always be sure to set aside some time for yourself.