Sunday, April 26, 2009

10 Stress relief tips

When I returned to Anderson Hall, after an early morning appointment, I was greeted in the lobby by three of my favorite resident assistants.  As students walked by on their way to class, the RAs offered them fresh orange juice, bagels, cream cheese. and small cards on which were written 10 stress relief tips.  It struck me that these tips might be helpful to all of us, not just our students, at what is, for universities, the busiest time of the year. 

GET REAL!  Make sure to set realistic expectations.
LAUGH!  Laughter is a great stress reliever.
EXERCISE!  Try something new and fun.
WRITE!  It allows you to vent your feelings
BE POSITIVE!  Say NO to negative thoughts.
BREATHE!  A calm body leads to a calm mind.
SMILE!  Many report being happier when smiling.
PLAN!  Start studying for finals now.
EAT WELL!  Even small changes can really help.
DON’T HESITATE TO SEEK HELP!  The Counseling Center is located at Mary Gradon Center 214.

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Blogger Shinjinee said...

Very nice thoughts. I had something like this on my wall, and then forgot those maxims.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Grace said...

Brilliant!! These little things are so easily forgoteen if not reiterated

9:56 PM  

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