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5 tips for coping with college stress




Students study legal texts in the law faculty library at Humboldt University prior to the beginning of the winter semester.
Students study legal texts in the law faculty library at Humboldt University prior to the beginning of the winter semester.
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More college students are using mental-health services on campus, according to the American Psychological Association, and it is for a range of serious ailments, from eating disorders to chronic stress and anxiety.

This time of year is especially high pressure with essay deadlines and exam prep, so burnout expert Kristen Lee Costa, Ed.D. conducted qualitative research to find the best coping mechanisms for the students she studied. Without them, students' work can suffer.

In her research, Costa found five key lessons to keep in mind when dealing with college-related stress. On AirTalk, she'll delve into them, but here's her shortlist as first published on "The Huffington Post:"

1. Know that education is a privilege.

2. Don't scratch that ridiculous perfectionism itch.

3. Resist the bait of imposter syndrome.

4. Become a time management ninja.

5. Remember you're not alone.

What are your tips for coping with the stresses of school?

Guest:

Kristen Lee Costa, Ed.D., Lead Faculty for Behavioral Sciences at Northeastern University; Author, "RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress"