college looms in the near future, school can bring a lot of unwanted stress into
your life. Parents and teachers can put a lot of pressure on you to achieve,
not to mention the pressure you put on yourself. The expectations can
be highly motivating, but too much pressure can be crippling. Here are
some tips to make sure that school stress does not get the best of you.
Taking Care of Yourself
When you have multiple exams alongside extra-curricular clubs and activities,
it can be hard to find time for yourself. However,
taking time off from school is very important. Engaging in creative activities and physical exercise helps to give your
mind a break, and can reinvigorate you for when it comes time to focus
on school. Additionally, it is recommended to eat healthy foods and always
get enough sleep, in order to maintain physical and mental health.
Effectively Managing Your Work
Having large assignments due, or even a multitude of smaller ones, can
cause angst by looking at all of the items that need to be completed.
Breaking them down into smaller, actionable steps is a great way to manage
not only the work, but the stress that it can cause too. When work is
broken down, it is as straightforward as following the steps that you
have written out for yourself. It is also recommended to allot a certain
amount of time for each step to keep you on track.
During times of deep focus like studying for an exam or writing an essay,
it is very important to give your mind a break. Trying to work endlessly
in a short amount of time can lead to burnout. Even if it is just fifteen
minutes for a brief walk, or a snack break, taking a little time can refresh
your brain before getting back to work.
As a premier college preparatory school in San Francisco’s East Bay,
the Orinda Academy knows how important it is to deal with stress. Orinda
Academy practices stress management, mindfulness, relaxation techniques,
yoga, and physical exercise to help students cope with stressful situations.
We focus on preparing all of our students for success in and out of the
classroom. Call us (925) 357-9719, or
visit our website for more information.