Start managing stress by:

Being aware of the sources of your stress and how you experience it.

Example: When my roommate has friends over for gaming while I am studying for an exam, I get angry and my concentration decreases.

Developing a healthy strategy to ease your stress, and address the situation.

Example: I am anxious about my living situation. I will make an appointment with Student Counseling Services to talk about how to communicate with my roommate.

Evaluating if what you did is working. As you reflect on your stress and stressors, you will build effective strategies to use in the future.

Example: Talking with my roommate about the need for quiet study time leads to us making a shared schedule. The schedule identifies time for studying as well as time for socializing.