Monthly safety tip from your Black Hawk College Safety Committee
Managing stress and maintaining good balance in your life is important for not only college students, but college employees as well.
A few ways to manage stress are to effectively manage your time, get enough sleep, exercise, connect socially, and seek help from a medical or mental health professional if you feel depressed or experience distress.
Time is your greatest asset in life and YOU get to choose how you spend it! Try to manage your time by prioritizing your health, homework and hanging out with friends and family.
Although you may hear many people say, “Sleep is something I can do when I am dead,” getting good sleep is an integral part of staying healthy and a healthy life comes with quality living.
Fitting exercise into a busy schedule isn’t always the easiest thing, but try going on a walk with your friends or play a sport. Make it fun and you won’t even notice you are doing the dreaded task of exercising!
Last, but not least, connect socially. There are few things that can cheer you up like being around the people you like most. Eat dinner with friends or just hang out and watch a movie; staying connected with friends and family can increase your happiness and decrease depression.
Don’t forget — it’s always beneficial to ask for help! Black Hawk College has a great counseling department ready to assist in helping you find ways to be happy and live a less stressful life!
Submitted by Tiffany Hamilton
Disclaimer: These tips have been provided as general information for increasing safety awareness and for informational purposes only. Black Hawk College does not accept any liability for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) that is provided. We make every effort to insure the integrity and validity of the data provided. We encourage you to check all resources and always check with your care provider before making any changes.