1. Take care of “the basics”: sleep, eating, and exercise. Yes, we know how hard it is to get enough sleep, eat well, and stay active! But if you are not getting your basic needs met, it will be harder to manage stress, anxiety, and mood.
2. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! Sometimes there is too much on your plate to get it 100 percent done. Decide where to start by making a priority grid instead of a to-do list: The grid will have four squares, organizing your tasks by both deadline and importance. Focus on higher importance tasks with shorter deadlines first (e.g., something worth more points or necessary to graduate) and other tasks later.