Hey there! We know that life in college is no walk in the park. In fact, sometimes it can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. But wherever you are and whatever you do, never forget to take a break. It is of utmost importance that you slow down a little and prioritize your mental health before everybody else. We hope that the following ways to improve mental health can help you out a little because we have all been there and students’ mental health is as important as their careers.
1. Do not let social media fool you.
While social media looks extremely realistic and transparent, the truth is actually entirely different. We all are blinded by the aesthetics of life from our friends’ Instagram pages and end up wondering if the only ones not enjoying life as much as we are supposed to. Surround yourself with positive energy as much as you can. Fix a sleeping schedule for yourself.
The world needs more celebrities like Selena Gomez, Ariel Winter and many more who have added a hint of reality into the pretentious Internet-world. Whenever you begin to question your own life v/s others, just remind yourself that people only talk about their successes on social media, not their failures!
2. Take a break. (From literally anything you want!)
No matter how important something may seem to have a better life, you will not be able to appreciate having it unless your mind is at peace. So take a little break from college to rest up as well as you can. Visit a few parks and try to enjoy the littlest things you might miss by staying on our phones. If that is not your thing, just sleep. Sleep it off for as long as you want to and wake up with a refreshed mind. Do not keep pushing yourself to do things you don’t want to.
3. Talk about it.
Poor mental health only seems to be a big deal if we don’t talk about it often. There needs to be more awareness about it and it can be done by simply sharing your mental state with your friend(s). You never know if they are fighting the same battles and maybe you both can get through it together?
4. Call Mom!
Sometimes the simplest solution to your problems could just be to have a heartfelt conversation with your mom. After moving out of our homes expecting to find the same love and appreciation from people around us but we know that everything is incomparable to mom’s love. Pick up the phone and talk to her about it. Tell her about your day and ask her about hers. You will feel better in just a few minutes, for sure! Seeking advice from your parents is the best solution on how to deal with emotional stress of any kind.
5. Don’t be afraid to get help.
People go through different phases of anxiety of depression in our lives. If you feel like you cannot really deal with it on your own, get help. Get help from the university counselling service and vent your heart out. It can be reassuring to hear from a professional person to hear that you’re not the only one.
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