Being a college student as well as an employee, I know firsthand how stressful life can become when it seems like there is never enough time in a day to accomplish the things you want or need to accomplish. However, there are many ways to manage your time and to cope with this type of stress you may endure throughout your life.

Of course there are your priorities such as school and work but making sure you take a little bit of time out of each and every day to yourself is extremely important.  When I say taking time for yourself, there are so many things you can do. For example, this could mean go workout for an hour, sit down and talk with your best friends, read a book of your choice, and so on. Just because your day seems overwhelming, you don’t have to let it be that way.

A lot of people, including myself, get stressed out because they look at their schedule many days in advance and see all of the things they have to do that week. The best piece of advice I have ever received that I would like to pass on is to take it one day at a time. With that being said, the best thing I have ever done for myself was purchasing a daily planner. Almost every student I come across on campus owns one. If you would have asked me in high school if I would use a day planner in college, the answer would have been no, now it’s my life saver.

I highly recommend keeping track of the things you need to do each day in either a daily planner or on some sort of calendar. Doing this will eliminate the extra stress that comes along with the questions, “was I supposed to do that today, or what time is that event?” Sounds silly now, but once you find yourself asking those questions every single day it will get old and you will find yourself wishing you had it in a planner or calendar.

With a busy schedule and never enough time in a day to do all of the things you had planned, just remember to take it one step or day at a time. Finish the assignment or work task that needs to get done first and then worry about the rest as they come. Take time for yourself, write everything down in a planner, and as a benefit, become less stressed out.

 

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