Spring fever is rampant! With just a few short weeks to go before summer vacation, your Bengal college student may be finding it hard to focus on studies. It is also normal for them to start to feel overwhelmed with class projects, final exams, and worries about summer jobs or internships.
There’s a lot to get done and sometimes students can start to succumb to the stress. You may often hear that students today don’t have “resilience.” What isn’t often talked about is that resilience is a learned skill. We aren’t born with it. It’s cultivated by facing our challenges and proving
that we can overcome them. So while you can’t… or at least shouldn’t… solve all the problems for your family member in college, they do still very much need your support.
Here are some quick tips to help them finish the semester successfully and strengthen those resilience muscles:
- Listen and empathize with them.
- Encourage them to structure time for studying.
- Encourage them to break big tasks into smaller ones to build a sense of accomplishment.
- Take short rest breaks from studying! Make the breaks physical (walking/stretching/yoga)…don’t spend the break looking at phone or computer screens. Those eyes need to rest.
- Tell them you know they can accomplish great things.