Everyone experiences anxiety at different moments in his or her life, depending on the outside influences that are weighing in on that particular person. For some people, it is situational and is spurred on when they have to step out of their comfort zone. However, anxiety can also evade a person until they start a new chapter of their life, particularly in college, which forces them to be independent for the first time and face those pressure points all at once for the first time. Here are some ways to deal with anxiety in a college setting:
1. Go for a walk.
One of the initial aspects that attracted me to Fairfield was how aesthetically pleasing the campus was during all seasons. Since most of us do not have cars and cannot simply get behind the wheel to blow off steam, it helps to take 10 or 20 minutes out of the day and simply walk somewhere. When I find myself in need of some fresh air, going for a walk allows me to clear my mind and get some much-needed perspective on any situation.