As a college student, we constantly undergo pressure. Pressure to do well in school. Pressure to maintain relationships. Pressure to be successful. We build such a large expectation for ourselves that we end up working ourselves sick. We’re always tired from completing projects and assignments to the best of our abilities. Sometimes we feel unwell, but we know that we need to finish our classwork and get a good grade. For me, these past two weeks have been extremely exhausting. With spring break just around the corner, all my classes have had projects and tests due in a small-time frame. This is also followed by constant reminder from friends and family that the deadline for the nursing application is due soon.
So, what is “The Big S”? After the reading the top you can probably guess that it stands for stress. Stress is a huge issue among college students. It doesn’t matter what major you’re in or what your researching, eventually we all experience stress. However, something we can control is how much stress we deal with at a time. Time management is an important skill to learn. I personally suck at managing my time. This is probably why I have felt so tired over the past couple of weeks. Every time I talk to my friends, I tell them I need to take a nap. I also think it’s funny because I wrote about mental health issues like stress for my multimodal and ended up suffering from symptoms of mental exhaustion. My point is that it’s important to give yourself space to breath. I also know that I can’t be the only going through this right now.
With spring break little over a week away, you may feel buried under assignments. Believe me when I say I’m counting down the days until I can finally relax. However, I personally would like to go into the break knowing I did the best I could before Midterms. I’m still going to force myself to finish assignments as best I could, but I am going to plan better. If I am going to give myself as much time to work on projects I need to work ahead of time. I always get annoyed with this phrase because I believe I work better under pressure. However, that is no longer an option. I honestly think that all the stress I am dealing with is affecting both my mental and physical health. I will start to use resources like campus coaches to help me cope form here on out. I totally recommend other to do the same.