Let’s face it: college is stressful.
As an online student, you face a high likelihood that the normal stressors of deadlines, tests, and getting good grades are only some of the worries you are dealing with. Online students are also often parents, full-time employees, caregivers, active-duty military and much more.
Check in with yourself and avoid burnout by making self-care part of your regular schedule.
Control the things that can lead to stress.
Deal with the stress of a busy semester in healthy ways by:
- Eating a balanced diet
- Getting enough sleep
- Exercising regularly
- Taking quick study breaks to relax
- Surrounding yourself with support (that’s what we’re here for!)
- Celebrating milestones and achievements
Taking the time to care for your body and mind will help you stay focused and energized throughout the semester.
Practice self-care that fits your needs.
Not everyone is recharged by hot yoga; some people prefer a night of relaxing and watching a mindless show on their favorite streaming service. Figure out what works for you and set aside time to do that activity. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish: it’s vital to your long-term success as an online student and in the various other roles you fill.
For more information and tips on practicing good habits and self-care, see this video from Student Success and Recruitment Manager, Alison.