Written by: Jonathan Fletcher
Alright Badgers, take a seat and let your buddy Jon give you some advice about how to make your Brock experience a little bit easier and a lot more enjoyable.
If you felt like there should have been more than one reading week this semester, you are not alone. Taking some time away is very beneficial for putting things in perspective and getting that second wind to carry you till the end of the semester. I have heard countless stories of students explaining the stresses they are faced with due to the work we’re always doing.
If you ever feel like it’s too much, Brock offers many services for students to use, with trained professionals that want to help with any big or small issues you may be dealing with.
Personal Counselling at Brock: 905-688-5550 x4750
But if you want some amateur advice from one Badger to another, I’ve got a few tips on how to mitigate the stress while maximizing enjoyment:
1. Develop effective time management skills.
This is at the top of my list because I believe it’s the base of how to reduce stress. I’m university the deadlines are never ending, having a calendar when you can see everything ahead of time, writing things down in a journal or even using your calendar in your phone. You will be way more prepared and less likely to procrastinate… most of the time.
2. Make time for yourself.
Taking care of yourself is crucial in a high stress environment. If you have a hobby don’t forget about it. If you’ve been missing sleep take a well-deserved nap, watch some Netflix (don’t start a new season of a show though). Go to the gym if that helps spend some time with friends. It is super important to have positive aspects in your life that keep you motivated and balanced.
3. Put things in perspective.
Think about when we were in high school and we thought everything was the end of the world. We made it didn’t we? Keep that in mind when you are feeling a little bit low or stressed. Everything always works out. My friend used to use this quote when she was overwhelmed and I now I use it and I will pass it to you. “When life gives you dilemmas, make dilemondade”
Until next time folks… I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their fall!