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It is that time again to celebrate the joy of reuniting with your best friends, football season, the free pizza they seem to always be handing out on the Quad and the beautiful colors of orange and blue.
As many of you know, and the many who will soon find out, school is a whole lot of fun but can easily becoming overwhelming and stress you out to the point where you are convinced you are balding.
With the hustle and bustle of moving in, Greek life happenings and last minute switching your class schedule around to avoid that dreadful 8 a.m. it is important to try to remember to keep your cool and stay calm.
There are a few simple things to keep in mind this semester to be the most successful and unstressed self.
Don’t put off a night of homework because Wednesday night drink specials are calling your name.
I promise you Sky Bar is not going anywhere and your homework is only going to pile up.
When you do stay home to do your homework and you are becoming convinced that Aleks problems are actually plotting against you, set a timer, and take a 30-minute break.
Going for a walk or watching a few, and only a few, Ellen clips on YouTube will certainty do the trick and clear your head up so you’ll be able to try again.
If you need scientific proof that something like Ellen videos can help you study, a researcher at the University of Illinois did a study that proved that brief diversions from a task can improve one’s ability to focus.
Taking thorough notes is another way to prevent future mental break downs from happening in the middle of RBD.
I know at the moment it may feel vitally important to discuss who received the rose on last nights The Bachelorette or trying to convince your friend that he needs to trade you Cam Newton in your fantasy league but that is what the long line at Chick-Fil-A in the Student Center is meant for.
Paying attention and writing precise notes helps you retain information that otherwise would be lost and when it comes down to crunch time you’ll be thankful.
Schedule a 10-15-minute break after each class that you can go back and highlight what is important or what you might have questions on in your notes.
One great thing about being an Auburn Tiger is that the university offers a lot of resources to help students out when the going gets tough.
Take advantage of office hours, study partners, and Miller Writing Center because a new perspective and one-on-one time can really help and lower your stress levels.
Your professors and peers want to see you succeed in your classes and are there to help you out.
The most important tip to remember about managing stress is to not forget to have fun.
Auburn is filled with different clubs, teams and there are always activities going on to be apart of that help you get involved with your peers and community.
Scream loud in the student section and always sport your orange and blue because there is nothing like being an Auburn Tiger.
You chose Auburn because you believe in it and you love it now study hard, make lifelong friends, get good grades and create an experience you will never forget.
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