Dealing With Stressful Situations In College

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Just because you are in college, life still happens, and not everything goes as planned. Dealing with hard situations is very different when you are away from home. I've had life through a few curve balls at me since I've started school, and I though this would be an interesting post.
Everything happens for a reason, and even if it seems like the end of the world right now, things can only get better. That is probably the #1 thing that everyone should remember when going through a hard time, whether it is family issues, grades, or anything.
Here are some tips on how to cope with these stressful situations:

    1. Go to your friends for help
Your friends are here for many reasons, but they are always there to help you. Talking things out with someone is the best thing you can do because it will calm you down. Go grab dinner and talk about what's wrong, your friends will do whatever they can to make you feel better, trust me. 
    2.  Facetime your friends from home
These are the people you have known your whole life, people that know you like no other. Facetime them, catch up on things. They know you better than you know yourself, and talking to them will feel like a breath of fresh air. 
    3. Try to go home
Sometimes going home is a nice break from everything, and it's necessary every now and then. Go home, see your parents, see your friends. It will help you get your mind off things, which is so important. 
    4. Get a lot of ice-cream (or comfort food) from the dining hall
Everyone that knows me knows ice-cream is my favorite thing in the world. Every time I am upset, I buy a tub of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and I turn on my favorite movie, and just wind down. Whatever your favorite comfort food is, get it. It helps, trust me. 
    5. Tell your roommate you need some alone time in the room 
Everyone needs alone time every now and then. Your roommate will understand, she/he will also have these days. Just a nice day alone with your favorite food, favorite TV show, and time to cope can help so much more than you realize!
    6. Remember things are only going to get better
Remember nothing is permanent! Depending on the situation, you may feel like it's the end of the world, but things can only get better, that's the way life works. If it's a bad grade, you will have more of the motivation to study harder for the next test. If it's a fight with a friend, you guys will look back at this and laugh one day. 

Like I said, going through a stressful time is much different in college, but it is not the end of the world. You will be fine, all you need to learn is how to cope with it in this new atmosphere. Everything will fall into place after that, it always does! 


  1. Basically, in the teenage time not everything goes as planned, we have to deal with some worst as well as some best situations. But somehow, we are also facing several kinds of stressful situations and to deal with these situations, we need professional help, coaching programs, parent guidance, and many others. Stress and anxiety both the terms are quite common during teenage, so it is quite better to reduce stress with happiness, friends, families, vacations, entertainment, and many others. Apart from all, we need some best suggestion about stress management.