How did the first 5 tips work for you in Part 1? Well here’s 5 more to make sure your welfare is tip top during this crazy period!
- Get out the house. If you’re feeling stressed and can’t focus, don’t sit about worrying and feeling guilty. Give yourself a break, go get some fresh air and try to clear your head.
- Socialize. That doesn’t mean necessarily going to a bar and drinking several pints (that probably won’t get you anywhere) but you do need time off. If you’re socialising with friends from university, try to agree to spend 30 minutes letting off steam about university stress, and then agree to BAN conversation about university for the rest of the night. By allocating your time to vent and to have fun, you can really take your mind off of things.
- Write a list-in fact write 2 lists. Sometimes it can be hugely overwhelming all the work you have to do and all the dates are flying around in your head and you have no idea what is going on. Write down clearly a list of what you need to do, and when. Secondly, write down a list of things you’ve accomplished this week, this will make you realise how hard you’ve been working.
- Get a massage. It is not as expensive as you might think. Sites such as Groupon and Wowcher almost daily have offers for Spa-related treats. A massage is a great way to free yourself of tension and relax. Get an aromatherapy massage which is particularly beneficial.
- Talk to someone. The LSE counselling service is free and confidential for all students. They are well worth visiting if you’re feeling down.
And the key thing, if you take anything from this blog is to remember that this stress is TEMPORARY! Exams, essays, assignments, dissertation…they will all get done, and soon enough you can celebrate the end of the doom-period and enjoy yourself and your freedom once more. Here are some happy cats to motivate you.