It is that time of the semester. A lot of us are overwhelmed juggling 17 credit hours in preparation for finals, being involved in extracurricular activities/ working that part time at the campus café. Some of us are even struggling with “senioritis” having no idea what our next plans are for post- undergrad. Face it… life is stressful. According to the Merriam- Webster Dictionary, stress is a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc. Don’t let stress consume you. Read more to learn how to navigate stress as a college student!
Here are a few tips to cope with stressful times!
- Time management- Invest in a planner and write down everything. There are so many upcoming deadlines that you don’t want to miss. Google Calendars is also great! J Google Calendars allows you to share a calendar with a group, integrate your GMAIL, and it also unites all of your calendars together. Thank me later.
- One word: SLEEP (At least 8 hours/ night.
- Take time off to relax. This may include, taking an overdue trip home to spend time with family, reading a great novel, or even baking brownies and watching Dirty Dancing with your roommates.
- Be healthy. Fruits, vegetables, avoid alcohol/ overusing prescribed medications, or exercise.
- Study, take a break, study, take a break. (50 minutes studying: 10 minute break)
- Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Sometimes our coping strategies just aren’t effective in reducing stress levels. If stress begins to consume you, consult in a medical professional. The IU Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services provides students with 2 free counseling sessions/ semester.
- Explore spirituality.
Last but not least…
ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENT ASSOCIATION DE-STRESS EVENT
Date: December 10, 2015
Where: School of Public Health (125)
There will be raffles, tasty local food, a study room, tea bar, and arts/ crafts!
Public Health Student Association is a new student organization on campus with the objective of promoting cultural competency, health, wellness, and public health careers to the student body. Come DE-STRESS and have a great time with us!
Contact Samra Seifu for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quanisha Morrow is a senior from South Bend, Indiana finishing her community health degree. She is very passionate about eliminating health disparities in underprivileged populations, and lives by the idea that you don’t have to have it all in order to help someone.
IUSPH Career Services
Job opportunities for Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job. They can assist you with:
•resume and cover letter preparation
•graduate school preparation