STRESS MANAGEMENT is important in college and throughout your life. Learning about yourself and how to cope with everyday pressures can make the difference between having an okay day and having a great day.
Keep a journal to help soothe your stress and ease anxious feelings.
Confide in a friend or classmate. You are not alone!
Visualize yourself at your favourite stress-busting location.
Get away from your desk and go for a short walk, ride, or skate outside!
Spend a half-hour colouring. There are free pages at your Camosun Library!
Do a mini-meditation or spend some time with your pet.
What are some sources of stress in your life?
How does stress affect you emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually?
What strategies do you use to deal with stress?
Who do you turn to when you feel stressed?
Before you can do something about stress, you need to be aware of it!
College students have a lot to do! Exams? Assignment deadlines? Presentations? Not enough money? Balancing school, work, and relationships can be very challenging.
Symptoms of stress:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, seek help and take steps to manage your stress.
What we think about has a huge impact on our stress level. Pay attention to your thoughts and try some of these strategies to help you mind your mind:
“I am calm, confident, and self-assured!”
“I control and am responsible for my thoughts and my actions!”
“So long as I do my best given my unique situation, this is enough."
When you're studying hard, it's easy to forget about your body! Try some of these strategies when you're taking a break from studying:
Do more of whatever makes you happy: