Hello friend! Its been a while 🙂 I’m so excited because we are finally just over halfway through January! School is now back in full swing and I’m happily chugging away at my work and having lots of fun while at it. This weekend we have swimming districts and I’m so excited to compete are represent my school!
All of this is awesome, and if I’m being honest sometimes its easy to get caught up worrying about everything I have to do, which is why I am sharing my 3 secrets to staying stress free (student edition) You can’t stop stress but you can prevent it!
Take a Deep Breath
This is so important on so many levels I can’t talk about it enough; stop pushing yourself to the point of breaking. It’s okay if you aren’t the student who is class president and swim team captain and the lead in the newest play and is involved in a dozen other clubs. You need some me-time and that’s okay.
I understand. We, the billions of other students and even working adults in this world, we understand. Want to know why? Because that’s me. I want to be in every extra-curricular possible and I want to have the best grades and be a fully invested member of my church who serves every Sunday, but the reality is that at some point I’m going to have to pick and choose which ones I’m going to delete so that I can have some me-time. Go for a walk. Try out that new coffee shop. Read your favorite blog 😉 It’s okay, we understand.
Put Down Your Phone
We live in a social media age. Our lives revolve around the lives and opinions of the people around us. That’s just how we were raised. If the people around us don’t like what we’re doing, whether it’s on social media or through other forms of communication (Yeah that one called talking…not sure if it still works or anything but it’s possible…)
So yes. Put down your phone. Stop looking at how many text messages you have or likes you have on your Instagram post. And listen I know I’m preaching to myself too. Try to go 2 Hours every day (When you’re awake) without your phone. Don’t even check it. Whatever important business you have can wait, trust me.
Get Some Great Friends You Can Count On
I don’t think I can say this enough, and that’s because I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to count on my friends to get me through an otherwise chaotic week. Its always comforting to know that if I forgot my lunch I can ask a friend for some cash to buy some or if I spilled sometjing on my shirt I can borrow a new one. I’m not saying you should use your friends, but you should be able to count on them to come through when it counts.
That’s it! Those are my top 3 secrets to living stress free! Of course you can’t prevent having a crazy week, but you can always make your life easier 🙂 what do you usually do to deal with stress? Let me know in the comments down below!