How to deal with stress
Lately I’ve been really stressed out mainly, because uni is very busy. Assignments, reading lots of articles and doing my research internship. All together can be quite stressful. Which is also the reason why I haven’t been posting as many posts as a usually do. So when I was thinking about ways for me to destress I thought I could also share these tips with you! Let me know if they helped and if you have other ones that work for you!
Tip 1: Stick to your normal sleeping routine. It can be quite tempting to work until late at night and go to bed later than usual. When you’re stressed you need even more sleep than you usually do, because your body is working harder when you’re stressed.
Tip 2: Try to have a little time off before you go to bed. A little time where you don’t work on uni assignments and other bits and bobs. Maybe make a list or plan out the next day so your head is clear when you go to bed. Also watching some Netflix or reading a book can really help.
Tip 3: Plan fun or relaxing things in advance. Although you might think you need al your time for your uni assignments, planning some fun and relaxing things in advance really helps. You have something to look forward to, which can motivate you to finish your assignments earlier. It can also be a moment where you can relax and reload for the next (stressful) day.
Tip 4: Have set times where you do your uni work. It could help to have set times in your day when you work on your assignments or anything you need to do. For example you can say in the morning I work from 9 till 12 and after that I take a long lunch break. This can really help you get into a routine and not procrastinate until late in the evening before you start working.
Tip 5: Making a list of things you need to do. This really helps me to not reminding myself over and over again what I need to do. Repeating the list of things I need to do in my head costs me a lot of energy I need to be using to complete work. Writing down a list also had the advantage that you can check off tasks when they are done. This is always a really satisfying feeling in my opinion!
I hope these tips will help you when you’re stressed and need to destress. If you have any other tips please share them in the comments below! If they work for you they probably can work for someone else as well. Let’s help each other! 🙂