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College is a fantastic time, filled with learning and exploration. College is also a busy time, filled with classes, clubs, and friends. Learning how to manage time and stress, however, can be challenging. Remembering to take care of your mental health and well-being is critical to your success in college. If you have found yourself struggling to manage your mental health and well-being in college, here are a few self-help tips to consider as you explore seeking professional support.

#1. Schedule Breaks

Give yourself breaks. College is often filled with papers, tests, classes, and trying to work on top of all that. You are probably also trying to manage a social life, new friendships, or romantic partners. Managing all this can be overwhelming. Schedule breaks where you can solely focus on yourself. Fill that time with whatever will benefit you the most. Some people may want to relax and catch up on sleep, while others may wish to pursue activities that help them refresh and recharge.

#2. Take Care of Yourself

When you have a busy schedule, and most college students do, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. Remember to eat healthily, get your rest, exercise, and do activities that you enjoy. Mental health can often be very complex. You may struggle to understand why you feel the way you feel. Take some time to pause your typical schedule and do some basic self-care.

#3. Create Goals

Having concrete goals in place will help you to stay focused and move forward. Remember to create goals that also help you to focus on your mental health and overall well-being.

#4. Practice Self-Compassion 

College is a time of growth and learning. You will make mistakes, poor choices, fail a class, change your major, and much more. Remember to practice self-compassion and understand that everyone makes mistakes. Growth is often uncomfortable. Give yourself a break and enjoy the experience.

Managing your well-being during college is vital to having a successful educational experience. Everyone is on a unique college journey and will require different types of support to manage mental health and well-being. Try setting goals and giving yourself breaks when you need them. Practice self-compassion and remember basic self-care. Growth can be uncomfortable. Here at The Guest House, we are trained to help people learn about their mental health and work through any struggles being faced. We are here to support you. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.