Here are ways to de-stress in college

Jaidyn Yarber

Being a college student almost guarantees a busy schedule. Students have to stretch their time for class, studying, sports, jobs, sororities/fraternities, RSOs, etc. and spare time offers a chance to sleep and eat. 

The stress can be overwhelming at times, but not all stress is bad. You just have to remember to de-stress effectively and productively. Give yourself a break between studying or practice to breathe and prioritize everything you need to do. 

Personally, I stay sane by staying organized; my daily planner is my best friend. Even when I don’t know when I will find the time to finish my ceramics project or eat dinner, I am planning what I need to do in my spare time. Go to the gym, play some video games, hang out with friends, but also take advantage of the overlooked aspects that Eastern offers. 

It is never too early to apply to scholarships. For example, signing into offers a list of potential scholarships that applies to you. Try finding an hour during the week when you can apply. Also, take a look at all the flyers that students walk past every time they leave the bathroom, residential building or class building. Those flyers offer a wide range of opportunities for students to engage with other students, the campus or the community. 

Message some friends you haven’t had the chance to talk to in days and make plans for the weekend. Find ways to wind down that do not discourage you to continue working hard. It is a little too easy to get caught up in our busy schedules, but it is so important to take care of yourself. 

Eastern offers several different ways to de-stress and ways to take advantage of your spare time, even if they are overlooked.

Jaidyn Yarber is a freshman English major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].