Rutgers students explain how to conquer excessive stress – RU Daily Targum

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College exam time is always stressful. Rutgers student Christie Schweighardt offers some suggestions for managing and reducing stress. For example, she suggests using Google Calendar to help organize and make better use of one’s time and to establish relationships with upperclassmen who can provide advice and serve as mentors. Students should also take study breaks and make use of their support systems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Anxiety among college students is at an all time high; the number of students seeking counseling for exam stress has increased 200 percent.
  • It is important that students take breaks and use their friends and family as a mental health support system.
  • Ultimately, students need to know that it is okay and normal to be stressed.

“She said in addition to using an online calendar to organize classes, clubs, work and exercise, students should establish relationships with upperclassmen.”