We’ve all been there. You take a look at what needs to get done and realize that you have 36 hours of work to complete in a 24 hour span. You feel stressed. What can you do to avoid being caught in the pressure cooker of college life?
The Leatherby Libraries has come to your rescue with Christopher Vye, I. David Velch, and Kathlene Scholljegerdes’ wonderful book titled Under Pressure and Overwhelmed: Coping with Anxiety in College that provides some great ideas for taking the pressure off. Even better, you can access the text as an ebook. Simply click on the title in our post to see the book records. From there, select the connect to electronic book option. Once you have accessed the book, choose PDF Full Text.
In the book, Part Three: Managing Anxiety and Related Conditions: Solutions and Effective Approaches is dedicated to coping with the added stress of college on top of an already busy life. Chapter 10 is titled Time Management. It’s filled with tips and tools to make your life easier. It even has a time management matrix worksheet that you can use to help you think about the tasks that are urgent, not urgent, important, and not important. Don’t forget that time spent with family is important, and sometimes, time away from everything can be urgent. Give yourself some time to recharge your batteries.
Of course, you will want to check out some of the other chapters, such as Relaxation and Lifestyles Strategies or Making the Grade.
As always, keep your Brandman librarians in mind. We can help you save time with the research process, which means more time to spend on the things that are important to you. Once you get out of the pressure cooker, you can just relax.