5 Back-To-School Strategies For Students With Anxiety

Be Prepared, Be Confident

Going back to school can be a nerve-wracking experience for students of all ages, but it can be especially daunting for those who struggle with anxiety. If you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming school year, don’t worry! There are plenty of strategies you can use to make the experience a little less stressful. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 back-to-school strategies that can help students with anxiety feel more prepared and confident as they head back to the classroom.

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Here are the five back-to-school strategies for students with anxiety:

Create a schedule.

One of the best ways to reduce stress is to create a schedule and stick to it. By knowing what you have to do and when you have to do it, you can minimize the amount of time you spend feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Make sure to include time for homework, extracurricular activities, relaxation, and fun in your schedule so that you don’t feel like you’re constantly working without any relief.

Get organized.

Another way to reduce stress is to get organized. This means having a place for everything and keeping track of important dates and deadlines. Invest in a planner or use a calendar app on your phone to keep track of your assignments and upcoming tests. This will help you feel more in control and less anxious about forgetting something important.

Set realistic goals.

It’s important to set realistic goals for yourself so that you don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged. If you’re struggling with anxiety, it’s okay to start small. Don’t try to take on too much at once or you’ll end up feeling even more stressed out. Set achievable goals and celebrate each victory, no matter how small.

Talk to someone.

Sometimes the best way to deal with anxiety is to talk to someone about it. Talk to a trusted friend, family member, teacher, or counselor about what you’re going through. They can offer support and advice on how to cope with your anxiety. It can also be helpful to join a support group or see a therapist if your anxiety is particularly severe.

Take care of yourself.

Finally, it’s important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. This means getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. It also means taking time for yourself to relax and do things that make you happy. When you take care of yourself, you’ll be better able to cope with stress and anxiety.

Try these five back-to-school strategies if you're feeling anxious about the upcoming school year. With some planning and preparation, you can minimize stress and start the year off on the right foot! If you are a student who is struggling or a parent of a student who is, contact Morningstar Counseling or your local Society of Care navigator for more information.

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