As finals and the end of the semester approach, most students feel overwhelmed with their workloads. As they attempt to handle massive amounts of stress, they are likely to let their health suffer until they make it through the end of the semester. So how do you develop a system for coping with your stress so that you are happy and healthy throughout the semester? Three of the best ways for dealing with end-of-the-semester stress are avoiding unnecessary stress, taking regular breaks to clear your head, and getting involved in floatation therapy.
Avoid Extraneous Stress
For many students, it can be hard to say no, which causes you to wind up over-committing yourself during this busy season. In order to successfully manage your stress, it’s important to prioritize and only take on the responsibilities that are most important to you. Learning to say “no” is one of the best things you can do in order to reduce your stress.
As you begin to say “no” to extraneous responsibilities, remember that you can remove yourself from stressful relationships and situations as well. If there are certain friends that cause you additional stress on top of your finals, you can choose to avoid spending time with them until after finals are over. Simply explain that you need to focus on getting through the end of the semester.
Take Regular Breaks
One common mistake that many students make is to not take many study breaks. If you never take an intentional break, your brain will get overworked and it will be difficult to get anything done. Instead of holing up in the library for 12 hours a day, take a break every couple hours to take a walk and focus on other things besides your schoolwork. You’ll come back to your studies refreshed and ready to tackle a new task.
When you take those intentional breaks, it’s important for you to engage in an activity that helps to relieve stress and clear your mind. Floatation therapy is known for its ability to reduce stress levels, making it an excellent study break for busy students. In addition to reducing stress, floating can help students to enhance their creativity and ability to concentrate, which can make study time even more effective.
As your finals approach, use these three techniques to make sure that you don’t succumb to stress this semester. Even when you aren’t stressed, floatation therapy can be an incredibly useful practice for students who want to enjoy higher energy levels and a greater sense of creativity.