Stress and time management are often intertwined
It can be stressful and overwhelming when you don’t feel like you’re on top of your work, so it’s important to make–and enact–a good time management plan for yourself.
Trying to get your school work done during the “workday” instead of at night can be useful, because it allows you to truly take some time off and relax in the evening. (It can be hard to truly relax if you have a bunch of work hanging over your head that you are saving for later.)
When you’re stressed it can be hard to remember to take care of your basic needs, but please keep in mind that we function best with good sleep and healthy food.
Manage your stress to thrive
Our colleagues at Cornell Health have tons of great ideas about how to manage your stress to thrive, and there are many other basic stress management tips students may find helpful. Cornell students can learn more about stress management by enrolling in Cornell Health’s “Life Hacks: College Edition” Canvas module.
What about academic anxiety?
Learn more about academic anxiety, and how to deal with test anxiety.
Getting help if you need it
Experiencing some amount of anxiety some of the time is a normal part of life. But, if you are finding that anxiety is impacting your quality of life, please reach out to the folks at Cornell Health for help.
Would you like to learn more?
- Stress and the higher education student: a critical review of the literature
- Stress among higher education students: towards a research agenda
- College students’ academic stress and its relation to their anxiety, time management, and leisure satisfaction