Managing Stress

Hey guys,

Students have to deal with a lot of stress. Sometimes it can be a good thing as it gets you motivated but 99% of the time, it isn’t.

Stress can be have a huge impact on the quality of life. It can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious and irritable. If you learn how to manage your stress, it can improve your well being.

There are many ways to deal with stress and here are some of my methods:

1) Get Moving 

Exercise. It has been proven to release endorphins that make you feel good. So work out and if you aren’t a fan of working out, go for a walk.

2) Socialise 

Locking yourself in a house and stressing about how much you have to do won’t help anybody, so meet up with friends. It could turn out to be a good therapy session and friends can always help put things in perspective which in turn can help you calm down. Everybody could do with a bit of laughter and when you’re with friends, that’s probably all you’re doing.

3) Go outside 

Who said studying had to be done indoors. If the weather is nice, do work outside. The fresh air really does help get you focused and being in the sun, naturally makes you more cheerful.

4) Listen to Music 

If you are feeling really stressful, put your favourite song on and just listen. You don’t even need to think about anything because you probably know all the words. So just sit back and listen to your song on full blast.

5) Be positive 

Nothing is worse than surrounding yourself with negativity. Stressful situations can put a lot of negativity in your mind but if you overcome the negativity with positivity then you are already half way there. Don’t fill you mind with “I can’t”, fill it with “I can”.

6) Acceptance 

Accept that sometimes you can’t control everything. if things are out of your hands, the why waste time stressing about them? Focus on what you can control and how you are going to deal with it.

So these are my methods to help keep my stress under control.

 

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Student Life vs. Working Life

Sorry guys about the long break, the workload for uni got very heavy hence the hiatus.

I can’t believe it has been five months since the last post. Time has been flying by the last couple of months. So as you know, I am a student and I also have a part time job, like many students out there. The Guardian did a survey and found that 59% of students have a job during term time. Some may work to spend money on socialising, food, rent or save. However, working doesn’t just have to be about money but it can be about gaining experience in your chosen career path, which will also help employment prospects.

Even though I am studying events management, I currently work in retail, that being said I am trying to find a new job closer to my course. After working in retail for a year, I know it is not for me and that’s ok, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. As I still live at home, money isn’t a priority for me right now but the experience I gain from a job is. In the events industry, “experience is vital” as my Professor says.

I am not going to lie, it is difficult working and studying at the same time as well as spending time with your friends and family. It can be hard to balance everything but I guess you just learn how to handle it. However, it is hard when your friends plan to do something but you have to work or have too much course work to do. But my friends are all considerate of the fact that I work as most of them work as well so it is that much harder trying to find a time that suits us all!

For me studying and working is very important, however, it is also important to give yourself a break. You are not going to be as productive if you feel tired all the time. So save yourself the energy by taking a break when you need it. No one will judge you for taking care of yourself.

 

“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” – C.S. Lewis