Top 5 stress management tips for students

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Innovation Complex, UTM (Photo illustration by Aymen Saeed)

Midterms, assignments and quizzes – there are plenty of reasons for stress and anxiety to build up and take control of your day-to-day activities. At times, everything feels overwhelming and you can’t figure out where to start. As a Commerce student, I know first-hand how tough it can get. But with most problems there is a solution, and as the cliché goes, where there is a will, there is a way.
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Expectations vs reality

autumn-1655915_1920October has officially set in and I assume that things are rolling.

People are getting busy with work and studies, preparing for midterms, applying for jobs, and setting time aside for personal endeavours.

As such, we often have many decisions – or trade-offs – to make in our lives which ultimately carve the way for our future.  How do we balance this?

I distinctly remember attending a conference three years ago in which a speaker broke it down to us quite bluntly: there are 24 hours in a day, about 8 – 10 hours are spent doing work (or studying), 3 hours are spent in eating, 2 hours are spent for personal hygiene/grooming, another 3 hours are gone in leisure, and the remaining 6-8 are spent in sleeping.

What time do we have to spare?  “Well, who needs sleep, anyway?” he so eloquently put it.
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