Releasing the Pressure

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We are three weeks into the semester and I’ve begun to feel the pressure of it. I’m often finding myself panicking over the amount of assignments I have to do this semester and honestly it gets to me. I have days where I’m just overwhelmed and it often gets me spiraling into a state of confusion and worry. I’ll admit, this semester is the most important to me since as I’ve said before, I’m a senior and will be graduating this semester so I’m striving to end my undergraduate studies on a strong note. However, I do have certain methods to relax myself so I don’t keep spiraling into a hole deeper than I should be.

Starting on assignments: This is one thing that I often do just so my mind is occupied with an assignment instead of freaking out over results that haven’t happened yet. I recently started an assignment that isn’t due until next month because I wanted to get the information out in the air while it was fresh in my mind; I somewhat have a schedule for the assignment so that I could finish it in time without stressing over other assignments. So this method helps me focus my energy on something academic related so that I can finish the semester strong.

Watching videos: Most of us already do this method even when we’re not in school just so we feel entertained or at ease. I do it for both; I may watch different videos based on how I’m feeling on a certain day. I may watch videos about video games, videos about random posts on social media, or videos about TV shows I watch to name a few. This just helps me maintain my mental state so I can keep going through this semester with a clear and sound mind.

Talking with loved ones: This method truly should be used by everyone. I do have a significant other who I do speak about my stresses and he’s attentive towards my feelings and ensures me to just take things one at a time so i don’t overwhelm myself during the semester. This gives me some comfort since I know I have a support system to help me but I am aware that there are others who might not; so I want to suggest USG’s Center for Counseling and Consultation. The CCC has virtual meetings with their clients and ensures they have someone to speak to for help; here’s the link for anyone whose interested in having a meeting with a counselor.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, let me know in the comments and I’ll get right back to you on that! Thank you for reading the blog and I’ll see you in the next one!

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