Signs You May Be Too Stressed Out

  • Trouble with Concentration
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle Tension
  • Discouragement
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Irritability

Ways to Reduce Stress and Take Care of Yourself

  • Listen to music that soothes you.
  • Practice viewing yourself with compassion and unconditional love.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Wake up 10 minutes earlier.
  • Eat more healthy foods.
  • Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
  • Connect with nature.
  • Take time to read something fun and not related to academics.
  • Take a warm bath or shower.
  • Make a “to-do” list and prioritize your tasks.
  • Share how you are feeling with someone you respect and trust.
  • Plan some free time every day.
  • When possible, be assertive in expressing your needs and wants. Don’t say “yes” when you mean “no”.
  • Take time to reflect on your day.
  • Learn a new relaxation skill such as yoga or meditation, and practice it regularly.