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Top 5 ways to de-stress after the first week of class

(Archive Photo) Exercising is a great way to relieve stress, and Zumba makes working out fun. Check out the classes available at the Student Fitness Center.

(Archive Photo) Exercising is a great way to relieve stress, and Zumba makes working out fun. Check out the classes available at the Student Fitness Center.

 

5. Understanding time management

Learning to say no is crucial. It is important to have a grasp on your passions and priorities so that you are in a stronger position to not be led around by others. College students are supposed to be self-focused. Do not feel like you are a selfish person if you choose to be empowered by your own goals.

4. Exercise

Exercising increases your overall health and your sense of well-
being, giving you more energy to your body day in and day out. ISU’s Campus Recreation has a lot to offer between intramurals and club sports. For more information, check out CampusRecreation.IllinoisState.edu

3. Eat with others

Conversations during a meal provide opportunities to engage with new people and learn from one another. It is also a chance to share new information you might miss otherwise.

2. Spend time with friends

Hanging with friends is a great way to reduce stress and take unwanted thoughts off your mind. The Quad is a great place to kick back and relax.

1. Stay prepared and motivated

Make sure you have the right materials for class and that you are engaging in conversation during class. Do not be afraid to ask for help. The whole point of college is to learn now. There is no worse feeling than falling behind in your first few weeks of classes.

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