The Top Five College Stress Busters

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Dealing with stress constructively helps college students maximize their chances of success in and out of class. Read on for the top five college stress busters.

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The Top Five College Stress Busters

  1. 1. The Top Five College Stress Busters www.helpingpsychology.com
  2. 2. Successful college students know that time management and engaging in stress busters is crucial in order to excel in academia. http://www.stu.edu/Portals/Business/College%20Students.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  3. 3. Dealing with stress constructively helps college students maximize their chances of success in and out of class. http://www.kiet.edu/Student_Affairs/college_students_smaller.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  4. 4. Here are the top five college stress busters www.helpingpsychology.com
  5. 5. Get Enough Sleep <ul><li>Sleep deprivation produces far-reaching effects such as slowed </li></ul><ul><li>thought processes, impaired memory and delayed reaction time. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to get seven or eight hours of sleep each night. </li></ul>http://img.xcitefun.net/users/2009/09/115059,xcitefun-sound-sleep.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com 1
  6. 6. Practice Time Management. <ul><li>Schedule time for class, study, work and sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Be realistic–if you are taking a heavy load, schedule adequate </li></ul><ul><li>study time each night. </li></ul>http://collegejolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/college-student.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com 2
  7. 7. <ul><li>Exercise may start out as a chore, but it </li></ul><ul><li>will make you feel so good you’ll actually </li></ul><ul><li>want to keep doing it! </li></ul>Exercise Regularly <ul><li>Exercise has positive effects for body and </li></ul><ul><li>mind. </li></ul><ul><li>The most important thing is to exercise </li></ul><ul><li>consistently. </li></ul>E:Documents and SettingsTZStaffLocal SettingsTemp182145991_exercise_workout_0498.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com 3
  8. 8. Ditch Credit Card Debt <ul><li>There are some good reasons to have credit cards: they make </li></ul><ul><li>online shopping easier and provide some important consumer </li></ul><ul><li>protections. </li></ul><ul><li>They also make it way too easy to </li></ul><ul><li>overspend . </li></ul><ul><li>The most important rule of thumb: don’t </li></ul><ul><li>charge more than you can pay in full at </li></ul><ul><li>the end of the month. </li></ul>http://blogs.luc.edu/hardtimes/files/2009/04/credit-card-debt.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com 4
  9. 9. Eat Right <ul><li>Whether you eat in the cafeteria or cook in your apartment, some </li></ul><ul><li>easy changes in the way you eat can boost your brain power. </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to whole grains, fruits and vegetables and lean proteins. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat fish such as salmon and tuna </li></ul><ul><li>at least twice a week: they contain </li></ul><ul><li>omega-3 fatty acids, which are </li></ul><ul><li>essential for proper brain function. </li></ul>http://www.geekpedia.com/Picture58_Inside-Microsofts-Cafeteria.html www.helpingpsychology.com 5
  10. 10. Learning simple stress busters will help both in and out of college. http://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/images/pages/N1178/college%20kids%201.gif www.helpingpsychology.com
  11. 11. Learning effective stress management techniques will prove beneficial throughout your life, especially as you navigate the uncertain economy and start your career. http://allhealthcare.monster.com/nfs/allhealthcare/attachment_images/0003/4912/sell_yourslef_crop380w.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
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