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Stress is a part of life. Even if you're lucky enough to have a perfect GPA and get all A's, there are still things that will stress you out. Perhaps it's an upcoming assignment or project deadline. Maybe you're worried about schoolwork, family issues or finances. Regardless of what's causing the stress, there are ways to manage it so that it doesn't negatively impact your academic performance or health. In this post we'll explore some tips on how to manage your stress levels while in college!

Tip # 1. We all have stress

Whether you're a student or not, we all have stress. And frankly, that's okay! Stress is a normal part of life and can come from both positive and negative sources. However, it's important to recognize the signs of stress so that you can manage it accordingly.

Stress comes from both internal and external factors. Some examples of internal factors include: your thoughts about yourself, your beliefs about what is possible for you in life, and how you think others view you (e.g., if someone doesn't like something they are doing). External factors could be any number of things including changes in your environment or people close to you suddenly becoming unavailable or gone altogether (e.g., leaving school). It's important to remember that the source(s) of our stress may change over time as we evolve emotionally (i.e., become more mature) as well as physically (i.e., develop stronger immune systems). For instance: when our bodies were younger, they would react violently towards certain foods because those foods were foreign substances entering our bodies; now however due to evolution these same foods do not cause such violent reactions anymore because now it recognizes them as safe foods worthy enough for consumption!

Tip # 2. Taking time to relax is important

Did you know that taking time to relax is one of the best ways to manage stress? It's true. The relaxation response will help you stay calm and being calm can help you think more clearly. So, if you're feeling stressed out, take a deep breath and find some time for yourself. Here are four tips for making that happen:

  • Take a relaxing shower or bath: This one is easy! Just turn on the water, run your fingers through your hair and close your eyes while standing under the showerhead or sit back in the tub with some Epsom salt and lavender oil if baths are more your style. You could even let the water fall over your shoulders as music plays in the background (see tip #4). Either way, it's important to unwind after a long day of classes or studying by focusing on something soothing and there's nothing more soothing than warm water running down over your body as tension slowly melts away from muscles exhausted from studying all day long.
  • Do yoga: Yoga involves stretching different parts of our bodies while also calming our minds through meditation techniques such as focusing on breathing deeply or repeating mantras (words with spiritual meaning). A good place to start would be YouTube videos where instructors walk viewers through simple poses like downward dog which helps open up energy channels throughout our bodies or sun salutations as well since these involve movements that force us into deep stretches without putting too much pressure on joints so they won't get injured during exercise sessions later down road once we've gotten used doing this kind moving around daily routine regularly when possible

Tip # 3. Talk with your friends, family and teachers

If you have a friend or family member who is good at helping you deal with stress, talk to them. If you don't know anyone like that but are looking for help, try talking to a counsellor or someone who has experience with stress management. If these options aren't available where you live, ask your school counsellor if they have connections with other organizations in town that can offer support services like this.

Talk to a doctor if you are having trouble coping with the stress of school life. Some students find it easy enough on their own (and others don't). However, there's no shame in seeing a doctor about your feelings – after all, being able to cope well is important if we want everyone around us - including ourselves - do well!

Tip # 4. Remember that stress is a part of life

Stress is a natural part of life. It can be positive, negative or neutral, but it’s nothing to fear. There are times when stress is helpful and productive in your life, such as when you feel stressed out while studying for finals and use that energy to study harder instead of giving up. There are also times when stress is unhealthy and can lead to serious health problems like chronic fatigue syndrome.

Studies have shown that the majority of college students experience high levels of stress during their first year in college because they aren’t sure what to expect from the academic rigor or lifestyle changes that come with being on campus full-time for an extended period of time (including living away from home). But if you learn how best manage this stress so it doesn't impact your health or performance academically (or socially), then you will be able to enjoy your first year at school!

How you react to it matters

As we all know, stress is one of the many common side effects of being a student (and/or human). And as you’re undoubtedly aware, there are plenty of ways to react to it some more effective than others. The key is finding a method that works for you and sticking with it.

Here are some tips on how to handle stress:

  • Don't ignore it. When your brain detects something unusual happening in the world around you like a failure or a rejection it automatically tries to make sense of what happened by processing information from your memories and making connections with other things in your life. This process can lead to anxiety or depression if there's too much going on at once and not enough time left over for self-care activities like exercise or meditation (which will help keep those emotions in check). The best thing? Avoiding this process altogether! If something stressful happens but doesn't require any immediate action from us, then let's just pretend nothing happened until we're ready for another bout with reality later down road when we've had time calm our minds back down again."

In conclusion, it’s important to remember that stress is a part of life. You can’t avoid it, but you can learn how to manage it in a healthy way. The best thing you can do is take care of yourself by taking time out for relaxing activities or talking with friends and family members about their own experiences with stress. By doing so, we hope that these tips will help make your life easier when dealing with stress today!