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STC’s Top 5 Ways to Reduce College Stress

College life, while rewarding, can be fast-paced, hectic, and demanding. This is especially true when midterms, finals, and deadlines draw near. If all this pressure goes unchecked and spirals out of control, it could be problematic. Avoid any issues by taking care of yourself and following our Counseling & Student Disability Services top five ways to reduce college stress.



Plan Ahead

College students constantly worry about assignments they have to complete or homework they have to turn in. There’s no need to add more stress by being late, missing a deadline, or skipping a meeting. Instead, plan ahead for your entire day so you’ll have plenty of time for everything you need to do.


Study Right

One of the most common causes of college stress is poor or minimal studying. It’s in your best interest to develop study habits that best benefit you so that you can be thoroughly prepared come test time. Don’t know where to start? Visit our Center for Learning Excellence for more information.


Eat Well

Sure, a caffeine and sugar diet will keep you awake, but it can also maximize the symptoms of stress and wreak havoc on your body. Start working on a healthier diet with plenty of natural energizers now and your body will thank you later.



Exercise is the perfect way to stay fit and healthy, but it can additionally help your body reduce stress! When you work out, your body naturally releases tension, so clear your schedule and exercise as often as you can.


Sleep Well

There’s plenty of research that indicates the drawbacks of poor sleep. For instance, not getting enough sleep can potentially impair your memory and reasoning abilities. Instead, sleep plenty and start your day with a clear head!


Pay Us a Visit

It’s no secret that college can be as satisfying as it is difficult. If you’re having a difficult time dealing with an issue, visit Counseling & Student Disability Services for information and confidential assistance. Call us at (956) 872-2173 or visit https://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/counseling to learn more.