September is right around the corner. This means that it’s finally back-to-school season!
Yours blanked out calendars will now be filled with new deadlines and huge assignments.
Maybe back-to-school season should be more aptly termed “back-to-stress” season! Luckily, I have some stress-relief tips that will keep you sane throughout this anxious time.
In a previous article, I wrote about the benefits of meditation. In that article, I outlined how beneficial meditation is to the body and the soul. Tapping into your inner self will give you focus and more energy to complete tasks. Don’t believe me? Read this article Benefits of Meditation . It gives you a whopping set of 76 benefits meditation can have on your life! And if you don’t really know where to get started when it comes to meditation or if it really does work check out the article 5 Health Benefits of Daily Meditation According to Science and be blown away by the facts.
2. Talk to someone.
Instead of internalizing all of that worry and anxiety, talk to someone! By sharing your worries, you can be on the receiving end of some advice or a new perspective.
3. Invest in essential oils.
Now, this is my favorite. Essential oils are 100% natural oils that come in a variety of scents like lavender, peppermint, lemon, etc. Occasionally rubbing some of those oils on your pressure points will allow you to wind down and relax after a busy day. Investing in an essential oil diffuser is also pretty great if you don’t like rubbing the oils on your skin. The effect is almost the same – an all-around peaceful environment.
4. Write out a schedule.
Say you have a full night’s worth of homework and you’re freaking out because of the workload. Try making a schedule on a scrap piece of paper and following it to the “t”. It’ll give you a confidence booster and a sense of purpose as you get down to business.
5. Plan ahead.
Invest in a planner so that you can plan weeks ahead of a deadline. Planning ahead allows you to tackle any assignment, whether big or small and to be on top of your game.
Being stressed out isn’t fun. But, hopefully, these tips will give you some more confidence entering the new school year. Good luck and let the odds be ever in your favor!
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