3 Ways To Avoid College Blues
It’s not at all uncommon to experience a period of feeling down or blue, stress, anxiety, and even depression during college. However, there are things you can do for yourself to help protect you from these feelings. Here are 3 important ones:
- Eat well. Many common nutrients, such as the B-complex vitamins, have a powerful effect on mood and mental functioning. Your physical energy and endurance relies on the quality of what you consume.
- Don’t procrastinate tasks. It only leads to stress, a surefire way to stoke the blues, increase anxiety and even contribute to depression.
- Get enough sleep . As simple as it sounds, this is a big deal. Exhaustion affects mental mood and functioning. Furthermore, if you’re tired all the time, you’re probably not going to make the effort to eat well and you will be more prone to procrastination. An ugly and vicious cycle can easily occur, one hard to break out of.
With serious or ongoing symptoms, always seek help from the mental health staff. That’s what they’re there for and it can help you get right back on the path to college success.