Stress Management Tips

Stress management isn't a first-aid kit you pull out only in emergencies. Rather, it's a set of tools you can use every day to deal with the big and little issues that arise. It's a good idea to keep your tools sharp and even to add a few to your collection from time to time. Stress is more likely to overwhelm you if you're not taking care of yourself. So remember to put yourself first. The following tips can help you stay on course:

  • Make time for yourself
  • Meditate
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat well
  • Assert yourself
  • Resist overcommitting
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Ancipate challenges and be prepared
  • Think positively
  • Journal your thoughts and feelings
  • Listen to or play music
  • Use laughter and humor
  • Make social connections
  • Counselor or mental health professional

Remember, stress is a normal, healthy part of life — it's never going to completely disappear. But you have the tools to keep stress from taking over your life. Put them to good use.

If you would like more information on Stress Management, please contact the Academic Skills Center by using the Service Request page on our website.