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How to Combat Stress

Having stress in your life is unavoidable, but there are steps students can take to mitigate its effects on their lives and health.

Dr. Gregory Jantz says to restore your sanity, some people may only need something as simple as taking themselves out of their normal setting. Going outside and sitting under a tree can help regroup thoughts and let out some stress.

If projects, papers and tests are the main source of your stress,  recommends not procrastinating and keeping a tight schedule and organized notes and work area.

Taking care of your body is also a simple, yet efficient way to curb anxiety and stress overload. Students should schedule in exercise so it becomes a part of your daily routine. If you can, avoid processed foods, too much sugar, and energy drinks, which the experts unanimously agree can agitate stress levels.

“Chronic stress diminishes the amount of time you spend in the sleep cycles that we need to stay in [and] affects our digestion and our bodies,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz.

It’s no secret that many college students spend most of their time on campus stressed out. Balancing classes, tests, projects, extra-curricular activities and work is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed, especially with final exams right around the corner.

Read More at: Stress in College: What Causes it and How to Combat it

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