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3 Steps for Stress Management

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Written by Chamberlain Zulauf

My senior year is the busiest I’ve ever been here at Roanoke and we’re only halfway through the first semester. Being busy isn’t a problem but the stress that comes with responsibilities can be the real deal. 

This year especially with in-person classes and the feeling of full-blown college it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I’m still a very stressed-out person inside but, I’ve found three steps to manage the weekday headache.  

1) This is my most important piece of advice. It sounds obvious, but the best thing to do when you have a ton of stuff to do is to just get started! It’s the same as getting out of bed in the morning, just getting on a roll is half the battle.

2) You’ve probably heard this a million times, but time management is so important! I just got a planner from Walmart and I already feel like I’m more on top of things. Know yourself, don’t expect to finish five different things in one night. It’s better to work with realistic workloads since your brain will just burn out after a day of school. Student-athletes- you can relate. 

3) Make sure you make time for yourself! Yes, school is important but so is mental health. If you find yourself having to work all day from the moment you wake up to when you fall asleep maybe you should work on your study skills or even take a little off your plate. It’s not healthy to live in the library, having time to relax is good for your body and soul.