• Sleep – Try to get an average of at least 8 hours a night. Sleep deprivation can increase your stress levels and your ability to handle stress.stress mgmt
  • Eat Healthy – Fueling your self with nutrient-dense foods can boost your immune system and help you feel better about yourself. Good nutrition can increase your physical, mental, and emotional stamina.
  • Healthy Relationships – Maintain a strong support system. Schedule time to talk with close friends and family.
  • Time Management – Pace your self. Be aware of upcoming school deadlines and competitions. Prioritize your tasks each day.
  • Set Specific Goals – Similar to how you set goals in your sport, set goals for your school work. Create obtainable steps throughout the week to finish work before deadlines.
  • Control Your Thoughts – Understand the importance of your thoughts. Challenge negative thoughts; understand your perceptions are not accurate. Try to stay focused on the positives and maintain a positive mindset.
  • Journal – Writing down you thoughts, frustrations, joys, and concerns can be cathartic. Sometimes the simple act of jotting down thoughts creates an outlet for expression. You’ll notice concerns and frustrations lessen when you take time to process them.
  • Day Vacation – On your day off from practice and school, take a few hours to hike in a nearby park or go to North Georgia for the day. Give yourself a mini-vacation away from the demands of the week.



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February 10, 2016

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