It's that time of year again, when college students around the country head back to school. Everyone has a different routine to prepare for classes and extracurriculars. For incoming freshmen, however, it can be overwhelming, which is why students need to find an outlet for their stress.
To beat stress, some students run, play video games, sing, or chat with friends. Whatever works is what will help a student focus and manage the college workload while still maintaining a life. It took some time for me to figure out what helped me relax and manage my stress. I tried running, working out and even meditation but nothing seemed to work. What I finally found to work is taking some time before bed each night to read from the books I enjoy. This lets me "get away" from everything that happened during the day and just relax.
Stress is something that I am quickly getting to know. It can come fast and push you to your limits and sometimes even too far. So I highly recommend finding what works for you in regards to managing stress and then doing that activity on a daily basis. You'll be a better student, friend and campus leader for sure.
Tell me in the comments below - what do you find works to manage your stress?