Keep Calm and Carry On

Alicia is currently twenty-one years old and earned her B.A. degree in Mass Communications at Concordia University in Irvine, currently living in Ontario. Alicia hopes to build her career in communications and media. She looks forward to working for a Public Relations firm one day.

While you might feel like every day in college is a make it or break it day. It is also important that you maintain your well-being also. An article found on CollegeReports.org, list that “85% of students feel stressed on a daily basis.” This stress can be brought on by many things such as: academics, personal life, friends, etc. While the ultimate goal of college is to make it to the finish line with a degree. You must keep calm and carry on with life outside of college.
Here’s 3 tips to help you carry on:
1. Make time for yourself.
It is so important to make sure that you take time and breathe. Set aside time for yourself when you can just relax and regain focus. Try reading a book, watching your favorite show on Netflix, go for a run etc. Anything that can take your mind off of school for a while. It’s important to remember that you mental state effects your performance in school too. Stepping out of the box for a while will rejuvenate your body and also help you regain focus.
2. Get organized.
Depending on your college major, the workload can be very overwhelming. Most college students often become flustered by the amount of work they must complete and work hard to keep track of it all. Taking time to organize all your task (homework, exams, and term papers) can prove to be very helpful. Buying a planner or a task calendar can help you keep track of it all. You not only can use it to become more organized in school but for other activities too.
3. Carry On.
While attending college is very time consuming. You must remember that life is still going on while you’re attending school. Make sure you keep in touch with the outside world too, set aside time to talk to your parents on the phone and other family members. Most importantly don’t forget to become involved on campus, the people you see in your classes will be your peers for the next four years. Embrace the college life not just for the academics because it’s an experience you’ll never get back.

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