Posted on October 25, 2021
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Many of us exposed to online learning were quite reciprocating towards going back to physical class methods. As the pandemic grew, so did our patience towards the world's approach towards the lockdown. But now, as the global economies are slightly pushing the door towards the reopening of universities, many students feel the transition could once again demolish their spirit. 

While some of us could resonate to the liking of online learning and not waking up early, more than a handful of students could agree that physical classrooms are the biggest differentiator in the education world. Such scenarios, which humanity hasn't faced, has left many students worried about the possibilities in the next few months. 

These are some of the common stress-related issues that many of you might face while studying abroad or even if you're a resident. If you are trying to figure out how to manage stress, here are some fantastic stress management techniques that you can try for yourself. 

Stress Management Tips During Covid

1. Prepare for classes 

prepare for classes

Keeping a tab on online classes and all those hefty assignments made students cry for help when there wasn't any. While many procrastinated over completing online courses and projects, many avoided attending them due to the plethora of online materials. But as the pandemic grew more vigorous, many students started lagging behind their regular timetables.

To avoid such scenarios in future, you can start by thoroughly preparing for the online classes and making sure you have maintained separate folders for online documents subject-wise. You can also attend every tutorial and listen to the lectures regularly, thus covering a comprehensive course ahead of completion.

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2. Stay in touch

Stay in touch

Staying in touch evolved far more rapidly during the pandemic than one could've expected. Shaking hands became texting or messaging; gatherings morphed into online seminars and many others. As the global population adapted to "New Normal", people, in general, swiftly sailed away from staying in touch with their loved ones, family or even those not-so-frightening college professors.

That's why to overcome this loophole while living in the digital era; students can achieve more physical presence of others by trying and scheduling regular calls with the near-bonded people. Such communications can comfort you while you are away in a foreign land. You can also get together with all your family members via video calls or even group text messaging to get back on the "Post-pandemic" track. 

3. Take regular interval breaks

Take regular interval breaks

Many students believe that studying wasn't simply sitting idle in front of screens during the lockdown but rather a coping mechanism between real and virtual life. While class breaks were always a mandatory part of the curriculum, students agreed that taking breaks in-between classes and after the completion relaxed far better than taking some hours or even a day off.

Furthermore, studies have shown that taking regular breaks allows your mind to stabilize in the current environment while providing soothing calmness to your eyes and the conscious mind. Seeing smartphones or laptop screens for prolonged periods can harm your eyesight in the long run as well. So make sure you maintain adequate distance between yourself and the screen and aim to take regular breaks whenever possible.

4. Wake those running shoes up!

Wake those running shoes up!

Despite the mental health being cared for, it is also crucial to maintain your physical fitness up to the mark. Regular exercising is an excellent form of physical activity to ensure your health doesn't lag your body when you're 60. That's why young college students are always advised to take up basic physical activities like running, stair climbing, push-ups, and regular walking in their daily schedules. 

Saying "no all work, let's exercise" is one of the simplest motto that most students can swiftly keep honest with. Also, if you're a fixed-pack student who can't afford to lose time on the day, you can start with basic exercise regimes like stand & running, crunches, yoga and meditation. Such indoor activities enable students to effectively manage their stress levels below the "Red" alert and help them gain fitness over time.

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5. Where's all the food gone?

Where's all the food gone?

After rigorous exercises and sweaty sessions, now is your perfect moment to load up on the food side with whatever you get a glimpse of. But wait, does everything is a must to go in?  We know it's 100% challenging to eat healthy as a student, and when you're abroad and away from home, forget it! But keeping up with regular healthy diets can boost your productivity and enhance your cognitive and thinking skills far quicker than spicy fast foods.

In addition, you can also mix up liquid diets like juices, soups, and smoothies, which can be quickly cooked from fresh ingredients, vegetables, fruits and other essentials. Many local markets offer fresh vegetables and fruits at discounted prices if you aim to purchase in bulk. While buying everything is not an option, you can approach your friends about similar health diets and buy assorted food items for a regular diet plan.

6. Look into your university's resources

Look into your university's resources

When you're starting university, you can feel unsure of where to begin while fighting against mental stress. Luckily, all UK and the US and many other international universities provide international student support services that include specific orientation programs for freshers and higher year students. Such orientation programmes enable students to get together with like-minded students and explore various activities like information sessions, guided campus tours, and social activities. 

While many of these programmes often cure their problems and novice challenges, most institutions also provide experienced counselors who allow you to talk to someone well-experienced and ready to put themselves into your shoes. They will guide you through this new chapter, tell you more about the university's resources, perks and any loopholes and be the one who is there to listen.

Click here to find out How to re-adjust to campus life after the pandemic.

Conclusion

Student life is one where the mold starts to take shape and is primarily driven by shared experiences. As a young age brings both exciting and daunting experiences, the phase is a one-must enjoy one. As you transition from online to offline, you should allow yourself to immerse fully into what you like to do and make yourself more skilled and sharpened to fully utilize your capabilities and project yourself far ahead in the future. 

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