As fun and exciting as college can be, there are plenty of stressful times that go along with the experience. We’ve picked out 6 common stressors and 6 ways to stay calm.
The Stressor: You’re feeling lost in class… and falling behind.
Calm Yourself: This one can easily freak you out, but the first thing to do is talk to your professor. Not only will she be able to give you some tips to stay on top of the work, but letting her know your feelings might also change up how she teaches the class. You’re probably not the only one feeling a little lost.
The Stressor: You have a paper due tomorrow… and you haven’t started it.
Calm Yourself: Take a deep breath, hunker down and start working. Do the best you can in the allotted time, and if worse comes to worse, ask your professor if it’s possible to get an extra day. He might be understanding and give you some more time. If not, focus on fixing your procrastination habit for next time.
The Stressor: Your roommate is driving you nuts.
Calm Yourself: You aren’t the first person to have a difficult roommate. Try these 5 tips to have a happier college living situation.
The Stressor: You have a HUGE test coming up.
Calm Yourself: Most of us find testing stressful, but there are some ways to make sure you are more prepared. The more prepared you are, the less stress you will have on testing day. Here are a few ways to rock your finals, and they can apply to any other test too.
The Stressor: You are graduating soon… and you have no idea what you are going to do.
Calm Yourself: The Ultimate College Stressor! Understand that almost everyone else you are graduating with is in the same boat as you. Talk to your professors, relatives, and the career services representatives at your school about how you are feeling and what interests you for post-grad life. You might not know exactly what you’re doing or where you are going, but with a good education behind you and some tenacity, you’ll find your path.
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