How to Pull Back from the Edge of a Breakdown


PR students are arguably some of the busiest college students on campus.

We balance internships, classes, and part-time jobs while sacrificing our sleep schedules and social lives in the process.

However, as extraordinary as this may sound, we are only human. At some point, something has to give, and it isn’t rare for it to be our sanity.

Too much stress can lead to various mental disorders and can cause trouble in various aspects in your life. Without stress control, your grades could slip or your work ethic could fizzle out entirely.

To avoid breakdowns, try following these strategies:

  1. Schedule in your Bedtime: Time passes quickly, and you may not realize just how much sleep you are missing until it is too late. Without a proper night’s sleep, your body doesn’t have enough time to refresh and prepare for a new day. It is theorized that a college student needs at least six hours of sleep a day, so try creating a reminder to go to bed at different times each night. By doing this, you will be able to ensure you are getting the proper amount of sleep each night, and you can easily schedule your work around your set bedtime.
  2. Take Time to Relax: You may feel as though your schedule is cram-packed 24/7, but if you look closer, you probably have at least a half an hour that is free during the week. After finding that rare instance of free time, be sure to leave it open for yourself to use as a relaxation period. This practice will keep your stress levels from overloading, and will keep breakdowns at bay.
  3. Keep a Proper Scheduler: Simply writing down your “to do” list is often not enough to keep your schedule in order. It may be in your best interest to purchase a daily planner that will help you break down your day by hour. This may seem like a lengthy process, however, it will keep your schedule succinct, and it could keep you from missing deadlines. This tip can also be a huge stress reliever because after you break down your assignments and errands, you may realize it is a lot less work than you originally thought.

How do you keep your stress levels from boiling over the limit? Let us know!

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