Our thinking: there are two ways to deal with stress in any walk of life, but especially in college: to be understanding and to be organized.
Understanding not only the requirements of the class (check the syllabus, determine a study plan) but understanding yourself (do I study better at night? In the morning? Can I study in my room or do I need library space? Can I really go out tonight and tackle that essay tomorrow?) is a big step that then allows you to then optimize and organize yourself. Organization is an important life skill for academic and professional success, and with it you'll find that you're much more productive and less stressed. Calendars, scheduling, planners (both paper and on apps) are invaluable tools to staying calm, being organized and achieving success!
What would you add to a list of ideas on minimizing stress in college? Anything that you did that worked for you?
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