Whenever there is any kind of transitioning or something unknown happening in life, most of the people get stressed out, creating anxiety, overwhelm, which creates frustration.
If you are going through transition from high school to college, college to job or any transition in life…. I would like to share these 7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity and Not Get Stressed Out.
My daughter graduated from college in May and then in 2 months her work started. Now in this time period, we had to look for apartment, move her from one state to another, in a completely new environment away from home. It was not easy on us, as parents and on her as she was transitioning from her “student” life to “work” life. There was stress, anxiety and overwhelm emerging here and there….however it was much smoother… It is ok to feel these emotions, but how we deal with it, that makes a huge difference in our actions. Wouldn’t you agree?
For students going from High school to College, it’s a big step for them. They are also moving out from home and entering into a new environment where they have to do everything themselves and carry much more responsibility. Some students move from a different country and that is even harder. Lots of emotions going on in their body.
If your children, yourself and anyone you know have been through this transition, you know what I am talking about.
You can try these:
7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity and Not Get Stressed Out
- Observe your thoughts –
Whenever you get thoughts that creates any anxiety, or frustration, keep track of them and observe, why did this thought came in my mind and why is it making me feel this way.
- Track your time
If you tend to not get your work done on a consistent basis and if you find yourself saying everyday that you do not have enough time, then chunk down your times in 2 hours increments and track where you spend your time….is it doing something productive or it goes to waste ….
- Focus on your breathing patterns –
Bring your focus when ever your breathing pattern changes, are you breathing shallow, fast, holding your breath….once you bring that awareness, then sit down, relax, close your eyes and place your hands on your heart and do slow breathing…
- Create your own filing system:
If you already have a system, great, if you find yourself looking for important papers then create a filing system that works for you. Everyone has their own unique ways of finding things that they put away….make this system simple and easy, not complicated….keep in mind things like – class schedules, exam dates, projects deadlines, if traveling – then your travel folder which contains your flight information, hotel confirmation and shuttle pick up and drop schedules. Keep 1 physical calendar and one on your phone or computers.
- Make a Health kit – If you are taking any medications then make sure you have your doctors contact and pharmacy phone number handy. If you are using any alternative healing medications, then make a kit for essential oils or herbs or supplements. You know your health best. Go according to the seasons. Check expiration dates and clean out your kit at least once a year.
- Start a journal – This journal can either be digital or physical. Write 3 things you are grateful for every night before you go to bed.
- Stay connected with friends and family. Ask for help and you shall receive it
Express your self and keep in touch with your loved ones. Make a point to either call, email or text them daily, especially parents and/or siblings. Even – good morning, good night or I love you will suffice.