Midterms, holiday breaks, and taking care of yourself

With so much negativity in the news this past year, it seems fitting to share this post again. If you find that life is more than you can handle, reach out! There are so many who want to listen, to help. We are also happy to send referral information if you need someone to talk to.

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Stressed FroggyNovember and December bring more than cooler weather and the anticipation of fluffy snow. The fall and early winter months are among the most stressful for students as they prepare for midterms and finals while fighting the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas break. While studying and maintaining high grades is important, it is equally important that students put as much attention and care toward their well-being.

A healthy lifestyle is a good start.  This means eating right, getting enough sleep, and doing things that invigorate (i.e. take brisk walk, take a tub-soak break, socialize –not to be confused with partying!).

The Anxiety and Depression Association of American recommends:

  • Take a time-out
  • Eat well-balanced meals
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise daily
  • Take deep breaths
  • Count to 10 slowly
  • Do your best
  • Accept that you cannot control everything
  • Welcome humor
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Get involved
  • Learn what triggers…

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