We All Experience Stress
Balancing school, work, and personal life is challenging, and it's normal for any of us to experience stress at times. The Wellness Center can provide you resources, support, and teach you specific techniques for reducing stress and anxiety.
ULife: Stress on Campus
Stress Management Helpguide: How to Reduce, Prevent and Cope with Stress
How we manage our time is crucial to our stress management. A Wellness Center intern counselor can assist you in examining your daily life and how your plan your activities. Together you can create a time grid which can reveal parts of your schedule that might be rearranged in helpful ways. You can also ask your intern counselor to help you schedule the full semester on a planning calendar in order to identify particular days and weeks crowded with due assignments. In seeing this visually, plans can be made for getting started on assignments well ahead of time in order to cope when challenges pile up.
Mayo Clinic Tips for Time Management
Mindtools: Time Management
Muscle Relaxation and Mindfulness Training
Relaxation and mindfulness techniques can be very helpful for letting go of stress. Watch for Wellness Center presentations on these topics. Also, you can meet one-on-one with an intern counselor to learn these techniques.
A Mindfulness Meditation (pdf)
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise (pdf)