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What are some good techniques for dealing with application stress?

Hey guys, I'm a little bit stressed about my college applications and managing my time. Can you share any helpful tips or techniques you use to cope with stress during this process?

9 months ago

Hey! I understand that the college application process can be quite intimidating, and knowing how to cope is key.

First off, break the process down into smaller tasks, and create a timeline to help yourself complete those tasks. Instead of thinking about your entire application all at once, focus on completing one piece at a time, like finalizing your personal statement on Wednesday, filling out financial aid info over the weekend, etc.

Remember to also take time for self-care. Maybe that means taking a night off to watch the new season of your favorite show, or spending a few minutes listening to your favorite song before you dive into your essay. These seemingly small decisions can go a long way towards helping you decompress and reducee your anxiety.

Along similar lines, don't be afraid to seek support from others. Talk to your friends, family, teachers, or counselors about your stress. They can often provide helpful advice or just lend an empathetic ear. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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