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Victoria Mininger


"I am a wife to Brian & Mom to our four girls...living in a very loud house.  Imperfect & flawed but saved by God's grace. This space is dedicated to encouraging you, our online students, as you pursue your education here at Liberty University. I look forward to connecting with you here."



Encouragement from Online Communities

Monday, January 26, 2015

5 Tips to Managing Stress While In School

Now that the semester is well underway we know that many of you may be feeling the pressure of juggling school, work, and family.  We know that it's not an easy undertaking, to head back to school amidst the busyness and cares of life. 

Unfortunately, stress is something that we are going to deal with throughout life and guaranteed to experience while in school.


Stress can come at us from a number of directions: Fear of not doing well, worry over completing a project on time, working with other fellow students or just trying to juggle it all.  When juggling school and life, it is wise to monitor your stress level and find ways to help relieve the stress on a regular basis. 


Here are 5 stress relieving suggestions:


  1. Take a walk, run or head to the gym:  Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and help your body and mind manage the stress of day to day life.


  1. Coffee with a Friend: Putting down the books, getting away from the computer to have some face to face time with a friend is a great way to relieve stress.


  1. Watch a Movie:  Sometimes just slowing life down and focusing on something completely different, like watching a movie with the family, will help relieve the stress of ongoing study.


  1. Prayer: Take time to get alone with God.  Go on a walk, visit your local church or just find a quiet space. Take time to re-focus your heart and mind on God.  Take time to mediate on Him and His word. 


  1. Game Night with the Family: Sometimes a rousing game of Monopoly, UNO or Go Fish will do the trick.  Relax and have fun laughing and enjoying time with your family.



Everyone has their own way of de-stressing.  What are some ways you de-stress? Share your suggestions in the Comments below.




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