Since being at University, I have already been given various assignments, had freshers flu for three weeks, been made course rep, had two jobs, whilst trying to balance a social life in between. And this is all in just six weeks too!
I have had a stressful couple of weeks trying to coordinate the course rep meetings around lectures, and fitting in assignments around my jobs. After trying out a few methods, I am now back on track again. How did I manage it?
Make time for yourself:
Regardless of how busy you might be, make sure you leave yourself some time to unwind and chill out. Take a relaxing bath or read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to start, etc.
Identify and try to rule out the cause of the stress:
For me, the stress came from the fact I had two jobs, and course rep meetings that clashed with lectures. I solved this by quitting the second job, and I’ve actually resigned from course rep now. It was good while it lasted, though it just wasn’t worth the stress I was putting on myself.
Ask for help:
If things do get bad, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Friends, family or staff are just a few of the various individuals you can talk to, to stop the stress from turning into anything more.