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Stress and Post-Secondary Education
Transcript of Stress and Post-Secondary Education
It can be difficult to find the right balance
When you're stressed
What needs immediate attention?
What can wait?
2. Be Proactive:
Do I have too many commitments?
Am I focusing too much energy on one task?
Do I need to ask someone for help?
Am I taking care of myself?
Figure out what I need to do
Determine what's most important
Make a list in order of importance
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3. Be Proactive:
Create SMART goals
Read BIOL2050 assignment outline by Tuesday
Recognize your own symptoms of stress
Look at your lifestyle:
What can change?
Coping & Self Care
How do you cope with stress?
1. Recognize the Symptoms
What are your signs of stress?
Stand up and stretch
Meditate, pray, be thankful
Laugh at something you did
Wear earplugs when it's noisy
Go for a walk/run
Listen to something you think is beautiful
Get a massage
Count backwards from 100 by 3s
Meet up with a friend
Watch a funny movie
Play with a pet
Watch a cloud for a few minutes
Learn to say no
Make your favourite meal
Explore someplace new
Increase in Cortisol
Do an activity you enjoyed as a child
Call a supportive relative
Enjoy the scenery
Take a break
Give someone a hug
Coping on Campus
Academic Skills Centre
Indigenous Student Affairs
Trent International Program Office
Questions or Comments?
Is stress good or bad?
- Preventing Stress - Self Care & Coping
Clubs & Groups
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Example: Mindful Eating
Mindfulness is "the ability to be aware of your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and actions - in the present moment - without judging or criticizing yourself or your experience."