Spring is a time for rejuvenation and outdoor beauty, but for the average college student, it's also a time for stress. In our Safe Family report, Ryan Loyd explains how to keep the tension down, why it's important to maintain a regular routine, and how we can all learn a lesson.
Molly McMills is about to finish four years at Austin College, finally ready to step into the real world.
"I remember finals weekend... Five tests in one day, not knowing how I was going to do it," Molly says.
But before that happens, she'll have to face the end-of-year exams and high stress that all college students deal with.
"I’ve taken the work hard play hard theme, don't do it all at once."
Austin college counselor Linda Little says during this time of year, it's very important to remember a few tips to keep your sanity, and your health, in check.
"Break things down into steps. take time out, and breathe," Little says.
Sleep and a regular routine also top the list when it comes to keeping that stress level down.
"Most students don't realize how that makes them feel mentally and physically."
McMills says she has gotten the hang of the end-of-semester rush and is now excited for whatever lies ahead beyond graduation day in may.
"I’ve had four years to do this. It’s kind of nice that stress will be left behind."