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5 Tips to Help you De-Stress this Semester

With the fall semester starting, many students are already beginning to feel stressed and overwhelmed in their classes. As a senior in college, I’ve gone through my fair share of stress each semester and have found several methods to help me de-stress. Because of this, I wanted to share my own tips to help you de-stress this semester!

  1. Keep Your Study Space Clean

Regardless of where you study, it’s good to try to keep your study space organized. This can help avoid the feeling of getting overwhelmed from a cluttered study space. As someone who studies in their room, I try to spend 5-10 minutes a day picking up any clutter that builds up throughout the day.

  1. Rest and Recharge

Taking time to be by yourself is extremely important and helps with calming down after a stressful day. As an extrovert, scheduling alone time for myself is hard but it is well worth it. Even just 5 minutes of alone time can make a big impact on your mood!

  1. Get Active

We all know the semester can get busy very quickly, but staying active is so important in reducing stress. Physical activity has been shown to reduce stress and boost your mood. This can look different for everyone based on what you like. It can mean taking a walk and getting some fresh air, going to the gym, taking a workout class, or doing yoga.

  1. Spend Time with Friends

School is important, but so is taking time to see your friends. Talking with friends is important in helping to talk out any issues or stressors you might have in your life. Go see a movie, get dinner, or have a night in together. Even just getting lunch with a friend to talk about what’s going on in your life can be beneficial.

  1. Treat Yourself!

We all deserve a treat every so often! Do something nice for yourself every once in a while, especially if it’s something you’ve been wanting for a long time. This could mean getting your nails done, getting a massage, having an at home spa day, getting ice cream, whatever is best for you!

Hopefully these tips can help you de-stress this semester and you’ll find them useful for the rest of your time in college. Good luck to everyone this fall as you enter into the new school year!

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