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How do I manage all my stress? I'm starting a new semester at college with a full load of classes that I have to keep getting A's in. I have to take a full load and get A's to keep my scholarships, and without scholarships, I can't go to college. (I can't get loans, that's not an option). I also can't take a break from college or anything like that. I am also in multiple student organizations that also help me get scholarships and prepare me for my career. I do volunteering and attend meetings. On top of this, I also need to start studying for grad school entrance exams and applying to grad school. I also need to work on a research project with a mentor. I also need to talk to more professors more often and get on their good sides so I can get rec letters from them. I also have a job where I tutor and do freelance in my free time so I can afford my rent. I am also trying to work out more often so my doctors will take me seriously. I also take care of my parents. On top of all that, I have Celiac Disease and must research all my meals, I have arthritis and other chronic pain, I have anemia, and I also have painful periods. I also get open wounds and infections very often. I'm also immunocompromised. My health requires a lot of care and I get tired easy. I would also like to have a social life of at least some type, or else I will go insane. Any tips for managing everything? I already make to-do lists and planners so I worry less, but it's still just so much I have to do.

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    • 100Percent_K

      258d

      Look into your student accessibility center and see what accommodations you can put in place πŸ™‚

    • 100Percent_K

      258d

      Look into your student accessibility center and see what accommodations you can put in place πŸ™‚

    • Bijoux_bean22

      258d

      First off, take a second to just breathe. Then cut back on non-essentials (except self-care) then head over to your school’s disability resources office. I interned at mine last semester and I gotta say, they do WAY more than people realize and may be able to get you some accommodations to give you a bit of room to breathe or at least some suggestions of other places/ people who can help. Therapy or a friend who consents to venting sessions is also good. Lastly, just remember this is not forever. This exact moment is only going to happen once or twice in your life. You got this!!! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 feel free to dm if you like.

    • TINAMARIE85

      274d

      Good day! Wow, I could have been reading a post I wrote! Just switch up the conditions a bit, & I'm nowhere near undergrad, but on my way! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™†πŸ½β€β™€οΈ (AND, WHEEW, YES... EXHAUSTED, RIGHT!?) I do my best to contact DSPS ASAP, along with informing all professors of exactly in which ways my symptoms present/how my conditions affect me! Take as much ONLINE as possible, then HYBRID, & when necessary, on-campus. Of course time management/schedules, & diet/exercise/nutrition is important; but, with chronic conditions, you also don't want to do so much or too much that you send yourself into a flare-up (so, in moderation... Listen to your body, it will tell you.)! ***SACRIFICE*** is a HUGE one! ANYTHING not serving or conducive to your current, main focal point/goal - SACRIFICE IT! HOWEVER, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE SELF-CARE! (Doing this will shave off seconds here, & minutes there, but, ultimately shaving off hours of time/work/efforts off.). If I think of anything else I do I'll share. For now... my doggone πŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š just kicked in! 😭 πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜³πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Or, you can always feel free to message me. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š God bless you. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

    • DragonflyHKD

      274d

      Can't think of any unique advice right now but wanted to say I'm impressed and amazed at everything you're doing! Even though it sounds quite busy and exhausting. Wishing you the best.

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Based on the experiences shared, some strategies that could help include reaching out to professors and explaining your situation, they may be able to work with you and provide some flexibility. You could also consider taking advantage of any resources your school has to offer. Taking breaks, ensuring you get enough sleep, and eating well can also help manage stress and maintain energy levels. It might be beneficial to do your work in small chunks and consider online classes if possible. Contacting the disability office at your college could provide extra time on assignments and tests or reschedule them if you have flare-ups. Using calendars, lists, agendas etc. to stay organized and limit distractions could also be helpful. Remember to be kind to yourself and take things slower when needed.

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