We’re in a brand new year and it’s time to leave all the habits that stressed us out in 2021. After all, why would you want to bring that stress into this beautiful brand new year? Here are 5 tips to help you get a fresh start and have a stress free 2022.
Start Working Out
Working out is one of best ways of dealing with stress and anyone who has worked out before knows this. The only problem is that building a workout habit can be easier said than done. If you can build the habit of going to the gym then that’s great, but for most people dragging themselves to the gym everyday ends up being a bigger challenge than they expected. So instead of going to the gym, here is how to build a workout habit right at home:
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Hours Of Sleep
Another of the big stress triggers that people take for granted is not getting enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep leads to anxiety and increases feelings of stress. When you’re in university, it can be hard to keep to an early bed time because all the fun things happen at night. However, it’s still a good idea to catch up on your sleep during the day if you don’t get enough hours of sleep at night.
Make Sure That The Goals You Set For Yourself Are Realistic
If you’re always falling short of your goals, that can really stress you out. And the easiest way to make sure that you’re at least getting closer and closer to your goals is to tweak those goals. Make sure that your goals are realistic enough that they are at least within reach. Expecting too much from yourself and falling short is definitely one way to get your stress levels up.
Stay Away From Energy Drinks
Energy drinks are a hack that will help you push past your limits and get more done. You won’t feel sleepy and you’ll be able to work on that assignment all night long. The thing is, when you keep taking energy drinks they can have very bad side effects. You end up feeling stressed all the time and constantly taking caffeine can also have long term side effects.
Find Someone To Talk To On Your Campus
If you’re too stressed and don’t know what to do about it, you can always trying talking to a professional. The good thing is that some campuses have them. All you have to do is find your campus’ Guidance and Counselling center and there will be professionals available to talk to.